Your safety is important to us at Ashley Sling, Inc. We work to provide you with the information you need to assist you and your employees safely use our products and vendor products. Please read all instructions of product use, care, its warnings, and other details provided by us and/or the manufacturer before using the product. It is important to always use Qualified Riggers to perform rigging applications at your jobsite.
GENERAL PRODUCT WARNING: Do not exceed rated capacities.
WARNING (ALL SLINGS & RIGGING COMPONENTS): Do not exceed rated capacities. Failure to follow proper inspection, care, and use criteria may result in personal injury or death.
WARNING (TUFF-ASH® PRODUCTS): All Wear Sleeves and Edge Lifters should be carefully selected based on the type and weight of the load to be lifted. The size, shape, and type of material, as well as proper alignment is critical for the Wear Sleeves and/or Edge Lifters to perform properly. Failure to use the correct size, shape, type of material and proper alignment may result in sling failure which could cause serious injury or death. Always inspect slings, Wear Sleeves and Edge Lifters for damage before, during and after every lift. For more information, refer to TUFF-ASH inspection, removal criteria and operating practices.
WARNING (WEB SLINGS): Do not exceed rated capacities. All edges must be properly padded to avoid cuts. Failure to follow proper inspection, care, and use criteria may result in personal injury or death.
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WARNING (ROUNDSLINGS & SYNTHETIC ROPE SLINGS): Do not exceed rated capacities. All edges must be properly padded to avoid cutting cover and core yarns. Failure to follow inspection, care, and use criteria may result in personal injury or death.
WARNING (ALLOY CHAIN SLINGS): Do not exceed rated capacities. Use only alloy chain and compatible components for overhead lifting.
WARNING (SYNTHETIC ROPE SLINGS): See ASME B30.9 for Removal Criteria on Synthetic Rope Slings.
WARNING (TEA CUP PIPE CARRIER MODEL PC): Use only for vertical lifting
Vendors & Affiliate Companies Warning:
At Ashley Sling, we work to provide as much warning information as possible about our vendors’ products; however, we recommend referring directly to the vendor’s warnings for specific information about specific products. We have provided links to a few of our vendors warning and safety information below, but it is your responsibility as a customer to be fully aware of warning with the products you purchase and use.
The Crosby Group: https://www.thecrosbygroup.com/resources/warnings/
Gunnebo Johnson: http://www.gunnebojohnson.com/warnings-and-limitations/
Harrington Hoists: https://www.harringtonhoists.com/tech_support/safety.lasso
WARNING: Webbing straps must be protected when used on rough or sharp objects. Straps that are cut, worn or damaged shall not be used and shall be replaced immediately. All strap assemblies shall be inspected prior to each use.
The use of “cheater bars” or other means of increasing leverage on a ratchet buckle handle or winch, other than a Kinedyne approved device, can cause serious injury to the user and/or bystanders.
WARNING: The use of cheater bars or other means of increasing the leverage on a ratchet buckle handle, other than a Kinedyne approved device, can cause serious injury to the user and/or bystanders.
Winches & Winch/Combination Bars
WARNING: When tightening or loosening winches, always maintain a firm grip on the winch bar. Never release a winch bar without checking the pawl to ensure that it is fully engaged between ratchet teeth. Releasing a winch bar without the pawl being properly engaged can cause serious injury to the user or bystanders. The use of a slip resistant handle winch bar, specifically designed to tighten or loosen winches, is recommended. Kinedyne winch bars (page 9) shall be used to tension and release tie-down assemblies. “Cheater Bars” (“extenders”) shall not be used with the winch bars. User shall stand clear of the winch bar handle during operation of the winch bar in case the winch bar slips. The tip of the winch bar shall be inserted through both holes in the end cap to prevent the winch bar from “slipping out” and overloading the tip and/or end cap. Winches shall not be loaded in excess of their working load limit. Winches shall not be used as pulling or lifting devices. A minimum of 12” of webbing shall be inserted through the slot, and a minimum of two (2) wraps shall be on the winch mandrel.
CAUTION: Excessive wraps of webbing on the mandrel will reduce the working load limit of the winch.
PORTABLE WINCH WARNING: Set screws on portable winches are designed to position the winch while the tie-down assembly is being tightened. They shall only be snug tight. Overtightening of screws may cause the bracket to bend, weakening the winch and causing it to fail. Portable winches shall be removed and stored when not in use.
Skookum: Shackle Products Warning: Misuse of rigging equipment can result in serious injury up to and including loss of life. Only competent trained professionals should use Skookum products. Thoroughly inspect all equipment before each and every use and never use damaged or worn products. Skookum disclaims any liability resulting from the misuse of its products.
Wire Rope Industries:
3M / DBI-SALA / Protecta: View Details on 3M Site