Draft Australian Standard – Fibre Rope SlingsMark
There is currently a draft Australian Standard, AS18264 – ‘Textile Slings for General Purpose Lifting Operations made from Fibre Ropes – High Modulus Polyethelyne (HMPE).
This standard is currently open for public comment and is to replace AS13180.1:1999 Fibre Rope Slings. With the introduction of lifting slings being made from material such as HMPE a whilst ago now, either amendments to the old standard or a new standard has been needed for a whilst now.
If you would like to comment on the standard and provide some constructive feedback, you can do so by clicking HERE
The proposed standard has drawn comments from industry experts, and you can read some of this commentary in the latest edition of Cranes and Lifting Magazine by clicking HERE