OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 21 Rigging

Section 298 Slings

(1) An employer must ensure that synthetic fibre slings are permanently and legibly marked or appropriately tagged with the following:

(a) the manufacturer’s name or trade mark;

(b) the manufacturer’s code or stock number;

(c) the safe working load for the types of hitches permitted; and

(d) where appropriate, the type and material of construction.

(2) An employer must ensure that slings at a worksite are not subjected to pull tests beyond 100 percent of their rated load capacity.