Disposing of Failed Rigging Hardware
Rigging hardware used for lifting purposes includes: shackles, links, rings, swivels, turnbuckles, eyebolts, hoist rings, wire rope clips, wedge sockets, and rigging blocks. Destruction of any damaged hardware so that it cannot be re-purposed, is the most effective way of disposal.
Some common observations that may indicate that the item is unsafe and should be serviced or discarded are: bent, twisted, distorted, stretched, elongated, cracked, or broken load-bearing components, 10% or more reduction of the original dimension, excessive nicks, gouges, pitting, or corrosion, heat damage including weld splatter and missing or illegible rated load identification
If you notice any of the above damage, remove the equipment immediately from service and organise for a qualified technician to service the item. If the equipment is marked as unsalvageable, then follow the discard method below.
If you’ve checked your gear and you’re still unsure whether it’s safe for use, remove it from service and give us a call on 1300 SLINGS.