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Synthetic Web Sling Warnings

Synthetic Web Slings
Rated Load = Rated Capacity = Working Load Limit
Synthetic Web Slings
Can fail if damaged, misused or over-loaded. Inspect before use. Use only if trained. Observe rated load. Avoid sharp edges and exposure to acid, alkali, sunlight and temperatures over 180°F. DEATH OR INJURY can occur from improper use or care.



  • Store in a cool, clean, dark area away from sun and any ultraviolet light source.


  • Check weight of load.
  • Check sling rated load for type of lift, angle of loading (see load angle chart on the following page).
  • Sling shall not be twisted, tied into knots or joined by knotting.
  • Sling shall always be protected from being cut by sharp corners, sharp edges, protrusions or abrasive surfaces.
  • Center load on base (bowl) of hook unless hook is designed for point loading.
  • Balance load.
  • Maintain load control.
  • Avoid jerking the load.
  • Be alert for snagging of load.
  • Avoid dragging sling over rough surfaces and from under the load.
  • Choker hitch must choke on webbing, never on end fitting.
  • Stand clear of load at all times.
  • No person allowed beneath the load.
  • Persons are not to ride on sling or load.
  • If sling is to be used in a chemical environment, contact manufacturer for specific recommendations.
  • Web slings must be used with compatible fittings, hooks and shackles.
  • Bunching of webbing reduces capacity.


  • Before use, check tag for rated load adequate for the lift. Look at webbing for knots, worn eyes, cuts, fraying, melted or charred fabric or chemical damage. Look at hardware for distorted, cracked, worn fittings. If this wear or damage is present, if red core yarns are visible, if rated load tag is missing or is illegible, do not use the sling. Repair or replace it. Frequent inspection is done by the person handling the sling before each use and must include all of the Before use items. Periodic inspections should be recorded at least annually for normal service, more often if use is frequent or severe. Periodic inspections are performed by a designated person who records the observed condition and determines when further use would be hazardous.


  • Field repair is not permitted. Only manufacturers or other qualified persons may make repairs.

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