Why ASME B30.9 Exists

Why ASME B30.9 Exists

ASME B30.9 is an American National Standard (ANSI) that provides safety guidelines for slings in load-handling applications. The standard covers the fabrication, attachment, use, inspection, testing, and maintenance of slings made from alloy steel chain, wire rope, metal mesh, synthetic fiber rope, synthetic webbing, and polyester fiber yarns in protective cover(s).

ASME B30.9 is intended for manufacturers, owners, employers, users, and others concerned with the specification, buying, maintenance, training, and safe use of slings and hooks with B30 equipment, plus all potential governing entities.

Who is Supposed to Follow ASME B30.9?

ASME B30.9 is a voluntary standard, but it is widely adopted by industry and government agencies. Anyone who works with slings should be familiar with the standard and follow its guidelines to ensure the safe use of slings.

Why Should You Care About ASME B30.9?

Slings are used to lift and move heavy loads. If a sling is not used properly, it can fail, leading to serious injuries or death. By following the guidelines in ASME B30.9, you can help to ensure the safe use of slings and prevent accidents.

How Can Holloway Assist You?

Holloway is a leading provider of slings and other load-handling equipment. We can assist you with any of your sling needs, including:

  • Selecting the right sling for your application
  • Providing training on the safe use of slings
  • Testing and inspecting slings to ensure they are in good condition
  • Repairing or replacing damaged slings

We are committed to providing our customers with the safest and most reliable load-handling solutions. Please get in touch with us today to learn how we can help you comply with ASME B30.9 and keep your workers safe.

Here are some additional tips for using slings safely:

  • Please always look over slings before use for signs of wear, damage, or corrosion.
  • Never use a sling that is damaged or has exceeded its rated capacity.
  • Use the correct sling for the load and application.
  • Please don't overload a sling.
  • Attach slings to the load safely and securely.
  • Use slings in a safe environment.
  • Please make sure to train your employees on the safe use of slings.
  • By following these tips, you can help ensure slings' safe use and prevent accidents.