Storage requirements for textile slings

On completion of the lifting operation the sling should be returned to proper storage. When not in use, slings should be stored in clean, dry and well ventilated conditions, at ambient temperature and on a rack, away from any heat sources, contact with chemicals, fumes, corrodible surfaces, direct sunlight or other sources of ultra-violet radiation.

Prior to placing in storage, slings should be inspected for any damage which may have occurred during use. Slings should never be returned damaged to storage.

Where lifting slings have come into contact with acids and/or alkalis, dilution with water or neutralization with suitable media is recommended prior to storage.

Depending on the material of the lifting sling and on the chemicals, it may be necessary in some cases to request from CERTEX additional recommendations on the cleaning procedure to be followed after the sling has been used in the presence of chemicals.

Slings which have become wet in use, or as the result of cleaning, should be hung up and allowed to dry naturally.