Oy Chimico Ltd

Instruction for safe use of lifting belts

Safe and practical advice for the use of lifting belts and round slings

  • Use only identified belts. Observe the safety working load.
  • Ensure that the load and belt are suited each to the other. Never overload.
  • Do not use a damaged belt. Check condition of the lifting belt before every use. Do not make knots.
  • Use rounded lifting hooks. Position the lifting belt properly. Never place the belt against sharp edges.
  • Avoid sliding of the belt. When moving the belt and load, do not drag.
  • Do not allow the belt to remain under the load if this could cause damage.
  • Do not pull the belt out from under the load when the load is resting on the belt.
  • Avoid snatch or shock loading.
  • Carry out lifting so that the load is stable.
  • Never lift loads with temperature over 100 celcius. Some chemicals and solvents may damage the lifting belt.
  • Never stand under the load during lifting.