What Information Is Required On A Sling Tag?

Etched hanging sling tag - 800hIf you work in the rigging industry, you know that every sling must have a permanently affixed tag. The requirement for sling tags started with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B30.9 standard that was issued in 1971. The ASME B30 committee regularly issues updates – the most recent being in 2018.

B30.9 requires different information on each sling tag depending upon the type of sling being used. Let’s take a closer look at the regulations which govern two main types of slings.

 

Wire Rope Slings:

Each tag for a rope sling must identify the following information: 

  • The name or trademark of the manufacturer, or if repaired, the business which completed the repairs
  • The rated load for at least one hitch type and the angle upon which it is based
  • The diameter or size
  • The number of legs–if more than one

The tag may also include other information, such as safety measurements, but the categories listed above identify the minimal information required on the tag for it to meet current regulations.

Alloy Chain Slings:

Each tag for an alloy chain sling must identify the following information: 

  • The name or trademark of the manufacturer, or if repaired, the business which completed the repairs
  • The grade
  • The nominal chain size
  • The number of legs
  • The rated load for at least one hitch type and the angle upon which it is based
  • The length or reach
  • The individual sling identification (for example, the serial number)

As above, the tag may also include other information, such as safety measurements, but the categories listed above identify the minimal information required on the tag for it to meet current regulations.

If you want to include branding and other safety information, traditional sling tags are limited because you only have the front and back of the tag. The Tube Tag, the sling tag that cannot fall off, offers more space–and 4 sides–so it can have additional information, such as

  • The manufacturer’s name, logo, and contact information (for easy consultation if a problem develops)
  • The user company’s name and logo
  • Any other information that the rigging shop or user wants or needs

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