Risk management pocket guide


Safe slinging

Although many cargoes are today transported in cargo transport units and, therefore, not individually handled during the transportation process, there are still individual loads that have to be slung and lifted to/from ships and at other stages in the marine chain. This involves the provision and use of loose gear and, accordingly, the skill of caring for and applying such gear is still required.

These pocket cards are aimed specifically at these issues and in particular the provision, use and care of slings. The principles of slinging have not changed over the years and they are shown on IIL/5 together with basic considerations and actions to enable the work to be carried out safely.


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Peregrine Storrs-Fox

Risk Management Director