OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 21 Rigging

Section 296 Rigging protection

To minimize damage to a sling, sharp corners of the load that are in contact with the sling must be guarded to prevent damage to the slings or straps of the rigging e.g. padded with protective material of sufficient strength and thickness, or with prefabricated protective devices as shown in Figure 21.1. The padding or protective device can be placed on the load itself or affixed to the sling.

Figure 21.1 Examples of prefabricated protective devices