Disposal of Damaged Rigging Gear Guide

Did You Know ...

OSHA, ASME, ANSI, WSTDA, AWRF, and other professional organizations don't provide clear direction on what to do with damaged or failed rigging equipment once it has been removed from service.

Permanent disposal is typically left up to the owner or end-user. Because of this, we've put together this guide with suggested best practices for the destruction of damaged or failed rigging gear so that future use is impossible. Print these out to hang on your safety boards, or use them as a training guide for your next toolbox talk.




This guide includes removal criteria, and best practices for the destruction and disposal of rigging gear, including:

  • Wire Rope and Wire Rope Slings
  • Synthetic Web Slings
  • Synthetic Roundslings
  • Alloy Chain Slings
  • Rigging Hardware (shackles, links, rings, swivels, turnbuckles, eyebolts, hooks, etc.)

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