SLINGS AND WOVEN FABRIC ANCHOR

APPLICABLE STANDARDS: EN 354 / EN 566 / EN 795


2K640, 7W128, 7W12930060, 7W130, 7W131, 7W132, 7W135

Carrying out regular periodic checks (at intervals predetermined by the manufacturer) is vital for ensuring the equipment’s efficiency and durability and the user’s safety. Carrying out periodical controls doesn’t relieve the user nor from the obligation to perform the controls before and after each use, neither to require an extraordinary periodic check, in case an outstanding event occurs (ex. a fall, even from a low height, a change of user etc.), or in case of doubts about the correct functioning of the device. Attention! The examiner, after carrying out the periodical check, has the responsibility of the good functioning of a PPE. The check must br performed with the highest accuracy, without haste and after completing all the necessary steps: this is the only way to avoid useless risks.

The regular periodic checks must be carried out:

  • every 12 months, with normal/standard use;
  • every 6 months in the case of intense use or in aggressive environments (ex. marine environment);
  • in case an anomaly has been found during the checks before and after each use;
  • every time there is a change of user;
  • filling in the sheet for the periodic check stated on the user’s instructions, or the one included in the present manual;
  • only by the manufacturer or by a skilled person authorized by the manufacturer.

The sheet for the periodic check must be completed:

  • following the instructions as described in the specific checking procedure of each device (check for latest updates on the site ppe.climbingtechnology.com);
  • consulting the photographs at the end of each procedure;
  • consulting the instructions for using the device, if necessary downloading them from: www.climbingtechnology.com;
  • examining the device in a suitable well-lit and tidy workshop.

The annul sheet for the periodic check is composed by a check list where the output of the ispection must be indicated, for each stage of the procedure:

OK
The device is in a good condition and it can be use safely.

TO BE DISCARDED
The device presents averaga / serious damages which jeopardize its primary functionalities and consequently must be removed from service. Indicate the detected damages in the box “NOTE”.

TO BE CHECKED
The device presents one or more small damages that don’t jeopardize its primary functionalities. Indicate the detected damages in the box “NOTES”.

REQUEST OF REPLACEMENT
It is found out that one replaceable part of the device is damaged or missing: indicate the anomaly in the box “NOTES”. At the end of the check, in case no other damages have been detected, if the replacement is carried out, il dispositivo potrà essere declared suitable, otherwise it will be removed from service. If not differently indicated, the replacement can be only performed by the manufacturer, by a technician trained by the manufacturer or by a competent person authorized by the manufacturer. The replaceable parts of each device, if present, are listed in the relevant checking procedure and indicated with their proper purchase code.

Note carefully!

  • Each device can be composed both by primary elements (having structural / safety functions) and by secondary elements (having accessory functions): upon examiner’s discretion, the damages existing on secondary elements could have less importance in causing the unsuitability of the device. The primary and secondary parts of each PPE are listed in the relevant checking procedure.
  • The information on the model, code, serial number, year of manufacture and applicable norm/standard(s) can be found on the device in the position shown in the instructions for use.
  • The service life of the device is indicated in the instructions for use which must be attached to the periodic check sheet.
  • Prior to the check the device should be adequately cleaned as described in the instructions for use. A dirty device can be declared unfit for use because it cannot be inspected properly

At the end of the checking procedure the device can be declares: FIT FOR USE, UNFIT FOR USE, TO BE CHECKED. In this last case, the slight defects, to which must be paid attention during the checks before and after use, shall be indicated in the notes. The examiner can decide, at its discretion, to schedule the successive periodical control of the device within a shorter lapse of time than the forecasted 12 or 6 months.

Checking procedures

Nomenclature

PRIMARY ELEMENTS: slings, stitching, buckles, terminal rings

SECONDARY ELEMENTS: elastic retaining loops

REPLACEABLE PARTS: /

1) HISTORY AND GENERAL CHECK

1.1 – Check the existence and the readability of the marking details, in particular the CE symbol and the applicable EN norm/standard.

1.2 – Check that device has not exceeded the storage and/or in-use lifetime.

1.3 – Check that the device is intact and no parts are missing (check against a new product).

1.4 – Check that the device has not been modified outside the factory or serviced in a non-approved centre.

1.5 – Check that the device has not experienced an exceptional event (e.g. fall from height, violent blow, etc.). Even in the absence of visible defects or deterioration, the original strength could be seriously reduced.

2) VISUAL CHECK

2.1 – CHECKING SLINGS

  • Make sure there are no cuts, abrasions, loose threads, wear, corrosion or traces of chemical substances. Check particularly the loops at the end of slings and areas hidden by buckles and metal rings.

2.2 – CHECKING STITCHING

  • Visually check all stitching present, paying particular attention to safety stitching which is a different colour from the sling and of a thicker thread/with larger stitches compared to other stitching. Make sure there are no cut, loose or pulled threads, and no wear, abrasions, corrosion or traces of chemical substances. Make sure you check stitching where it is hidden by buckles or other parts.

2.3 – CHECKING METAL PARTS

  • Check end rings and adjustment buckles/ Make sure there are no deformations, cuts, cracks, oxidation and corrosion. Make sure internal cavities do not contain foreign matter.

3) FUNCTIONAL CHECK

3.1 – ADJUSTMENT BUCKLES (IF PRESENT)

  • Check the belt slides through the buckle without impediment.
  • Pull firmly the metals rings in opposite directions to verify that the sling is held firmly.

3.2 – CHECKING ELASTIC RETAINING LOOPS (NON STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS)

  • Check the general condition of elastic retaining loops and that the elasticity is still present.dell’elasticità.

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OK The device is in a good condition and it can be use safely.
TO BE DISCARDED The device presents averaga / serious damages which jeopardize its primary functionalities and consequently must be removed from service. Indicate the detected damages in the box “NOTE”.
TO BE CHECKED The device presents one or more small damages that don’t jeopardize its primary functionalities. Indicate the detected damages in the box “NOTES”.
REQUEST OF REPLACEMENT It is found out that one replaceable part of the device is damaged or missing: indicate the anomaly in the box “NOTES”. At the end of the check, in case no other damages have been detected, if the replacement is carried out, il dispositivo potrà essere declared suitable, otherwise it will be removed from service. If not differently indicated, the replacement can be only performed by the manufacturer, by a technician trained by the manufacturer or by a competent person authorized by the manufacturer. The replaceable parts of each device, if present, are listed in the relevant checking procedure and indicated with their proper purchase code.
  • Sling dirty, deposits of paint and other substances.


    Sling dirty, deposits of paint and other substances.


  • Stitched join covered by deposits of chemical substance: danger of deterioration and impossible to check condition.


    Sling with slight wear where it has been touching sharp edges.


  • Sling with slight wear where it has been touching sharp edges.


    Extremely worn sling: the internal orange part is visible. The different colour of the internal part indicates danger. If it becomes visible, the device should be immediately scrapped.


  • Stitched join dirty: oil and grease can damage the stitching and it is impossible to properly check the condition.


    Sling with clear signs of crushing.


  • Sling with clear cut on one edge. when the sling is bent, the internal orange part (danger indicator) becomes visible.


    Sling with clear cut on one edge. when the sling is bent, the internal orange part (danger indicator) becomes visible.


  • Sling with clear signs of burning by a hot object. In extreme cases the orange inner part (danger indicator) may be visible.


    Sling with clear signs of burning by a hot object. In extreme cases the orange inner part (danger indicator) may be visible.


  • Sling with clear signs of burning by a hot object. In extreme cases the orange inner part (danger indicator) may be visible.


    Sling with clear signs of burning due to exposure to heat source. In extreme cases the orange inner part (danger indicator) may be visible.


  • Sling with clear signs of burning due to exposure to heat source. In extreme cases the orange inner part (danger indicator) may be visible.


    Sling with obvious hole caused by contact with hot object.


  • Cuts to safety stitching. The defect is not that obvious and, for this reason, particularly insidious.


    Safety stitching worn.


  • Sling with pulled threads: slight defect.


    Sling with pulled threads: medium-severity defect.


  • Sling with pulled threads: high-severity defec


    Sling with slight degree of wear.


  • Sling with medium degree of wear.


    Sling with obvious tear on one edge.


  • Safety stitching has some stitches cut.


    Sling with medium-severity signs of wear where it has been in contact with sharp edges of structure.


  • Label unreadable because partially ripped.


    Sling damaged where it is connected to metal ring.


  • Safety stitchings frayed.


    Edges of sling extremely worn.


  • Edges of sling slightly frayed.