Care In Use
When a sling has been withdrawn from service because of any doubt about its condition, its safety may be evaluated by a competent person. The competent person may approve of the sling being returned to service, if the concern is considered to not affect the safety of the sling. The competent person may recommend repair of the sling, provided the sling can be identified and it is considered that the load-bearing fibres have not been damaged.
If a sling requires cleaning, refer to Nobles for suitable cleaning methods.
Slings having any of the faults listed must be discarded. The standard does not permit repairs to load-bearing webbing
of a sling, but manufacturers may replace labels and repair removable covers. Any repaired slings shall be proof load tested
before being returned to service.