Introduction to Sling Load Tension Calculations. Lecture Series: Preparation for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Examinations.
When slings are used to lift loads, safety professionals must ensure the weight does not exceed the safe working load limit (WLL) of the sling. If the weight is too great, the sling may break and drop the load— causing property damage, serious injury, or death. This lecture explores some basic concepts used to establish working load limits for rigging. The calculations assume steady, balanced lifts with no shock loading, and normal environmental...Show More