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Round Sling Certifications to ASME B30.9

Hercules SLR Round Sling Service: Inspection, Testing, Repair & Certification

According to Canadian law round slings must pass annual safety certification inspections by qualified inspectors.

Hercules SLR provides ASME certified inspection, testing, and certification services for all round slings.

The consequences of incorrect round sling maintenance and inspections can be life or death. Not to mention the immense financial impact an accident can have on a business.

Trust the round sling service experts at Hercules SLR to thoroughly inspect, test, and certify your lifting slings. Bring them to one of our shops across the country or have our trained service professionals come to you.

All inspections are carried out in accordance to ASME standard B30.9.

For Inspections, Load Testing, Repair and Certifications Contact the round sling service experts at Hercules SLR today.

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Round Sling Inspection & Certification

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Normal Service—yearly
  • Severe Service—monthly to quarterly
  • Special Service—as recommended by a qualified person
  • Intervals between inspection should never exceed one year. Written records are not required for frequent inspections, however written records should be kept. The WSTDA, RS-1 and ASME B30.9 require written record of the latest inspection.
  • – All slings (new, altered, modified, or repaired) should be inspected by a trained user a competent person before they are used in the workplace.
  • – Need to be inspected and documented once a year by a competent person
  • Before attempting a lift operation, be sure you know how to operate the equipment and sling techniques appropriately. Inspect the slings and accessories before use for any defects.
  • – Replace any safety latches that have any damage.
  • – Before lifting, determine the weight of the load. Do not exceed the sling’s rated load.
  • – Check whether chain slings fit freely. Do not force, hammer or wedge chain slings or fittings into position.
  • – Keep hands and fingers from between load and chain when tensioning slings and when landing loads.
  • – Ensure the load is free to be lifted.
  • – Make a trial lift and trial lower to ensure the load is balanced, stable and secure.
  • – Balance the load to avoid overstress on one sling arm or the load slipping free.
  • Pad sharp corners to prevent bending links and to protect the load.
  • Position hooks of multi-leg slings facing outward from the load.
  • Reduce the load limit when using chains in temperatures above 425°C (800°F).
  • – Store chain sling arms on racks in assigned areas and not lying on the ground. The storage area should be dry, clean and free of any contaminants which may harm the sling.
  • Customers can come to one of our shops across the country or we can come to you with our Mobile Testing Unit. Technicians at Hercules SLR are trained and certified with LEEA accreditation. All inspections are completed within ASME standards.


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