Lifting Sling

FAILED.  This 4 metre, 3  Tonne lifting Sling was found being used on a Sydney Water site.  The history of this sling is so interesting.  So the question is raised:  ‘WHY DO WE HAVE SAFETY?’

SAFETY is so each and every one can return home after a work day to your loved ones.

This sling was discovered by a crane driver with cuts in it.  He in his responsibility, cut the sling so it would not be used any more as it was no longer safe to use.  This would stop it being used on site.

The foreman on the site repaired the sling by tying a knot in the sling, so it could be used for lifting on the site again.  When it was discovered again it was promptly removed from the site and given to the safety officer of the prime contractor.

Inspect and Tag was contracted to go on site and check all lifting gear and certify it.  After the trained personnel of Inspect and Tag had completed all the testing on the site – they were shown the sling and could not believe that it was being used on the site.  It just shows up how important regular 6 monthly inspection and certifying of your equipment is essential.  More often is better as new equipment could have been introduced on the site, or items could have been damaged that makes them no longer safe to use.

Inspect and Tag offer a service of removing items from sites that no longer meet requirements for safe use and are cut up and destroyed so they never surface again being used unsafely.  This is a service we offer and no extra charge is applied for this at Inspect and Tag.


  • Variable load bearing point for more even wear
  • Ideal for choke lifting cylindrical objects
  • Lifts smooth objects without damage
  • Lightweight and soft – reduced manual handling injuries
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Load bearing fibres protected by the outer sleeve
  • Wide choice of lifting modes
  • Tuff Tag, webbing reinforced encapsulated

Compliance labels
– Certified to AS.4497.1.

sling colours 223x300 Lifting Sling

Slings come in colours and the colours represent the lifting load capability.

  • WLL 1T or 1000Kg
  •  WLL 2 T or 2000Kg
  •  WLL 3 T or 3000Kg
  •  WLL 4T or 4000Kg
  •  WLL 5T or 5000Kg
  • WLL 6T or 6000Kg
  • WLL 8T or 8000Kg