Regular Inspections

Inspect products regularly for visible damage, cracks, wear, elongation, rust, etc. Protect all products from corrosion. The need for periodic inspections cannot be overemphasized. No product can keep operating at rated capacity indefinitely. Periodic inspections help determine when to replace a product and reduce rigging hazards. Keep inspection records to help pinpoint problems and to insure periodic inspection intervals.

Due to the diversity of the products involved and uses to which they can be put, it would be counterproductive to make blanket recommendations for inspection proceeders and frequency. Best results will be achieved when qualified personnel base their decisions on information from rigging and engineering manuals and on experience from actual use in the field.

Frequency of inspection will depend on environmental conditions, application, storage of product prior to use, frequency of use, and whether or not life, limb or valuable property are at risk, etc. When in doubt, inspect product prior to each use. Carefully check each item for wear, deformation, cracks or elongation signs of imminent failure. Immediately withraw such items from service.

Rust damage is another potential hazard. When in doubt about the extent of corrosion or other damage, withdraw the items from service. Destroy, rather than discard items that have been judged defective. They might be used again by someone not aware of the hazard of the defect.


Innovative Assembly Design takes safety very seriously. All safety measures must be taken at all times. Read more about safety here