Examples – discarding/ recertifying
Below you will see photos of a typical discarding/recertifying problem. Remember that RECERTIFYING has to be done by an authorized partner. AS Hamatec is not allowed to recertify lifting equipment. However, DISCARDING is totally up to you.
A batch of round slings ready for inspection.
A visible tear is discovered. Is the sling still safe to use?
The exterior layer of wrapping is taken off, to examine the core lifting fibers and see if they are in any way damaged.
Fibers oozing out. A closer examination is needed.
Another clear exterior damaged – but again: are the interior fibers damaged?
The sling is opened carefully…
Cutting carefully. It would be a shame if the fibers are damaged in the inspection process.
Some discoloration, but no clear signs of a breakage in the fibers.
Clear breakage in the fibers. This sling needs to be discarded.
New protection material is sewed on.