Ropes, chains and accessories

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6. Ropes1, chains and accessories
6.1. General provisions
6.1.1. All new or reconditioned chains, rings, hooks, shackles,
swivels and pulley blocks used for hoisting or lowering or as a means
of suspension should have been tested and marked in plain figures
and letters with the safe working load before being put into use.
6.1.2. All chains, rings, hooks, shackles and swivels used in
hoisting or lowering or as a means of suspension should be examined
and tested before being put into use.
6.1.3. All cables or ropes used on hoisting appliances for
raising or lowering materials should be long enough to leave at
least two turns on the drum at every operating position of the
appliance.
6.1.4. No rope should be used over a grooved drum or pulley
if its diameter exceeds the pitch of the drum grooves or the width
of the pulley groove.
6.1.5. Every hoisting or derricking rope or chain should be
securely fastened to the drum of the crane, crab or winch with
which it is used.
6.1.6. Sharp edges of a load should not be in contact with
slings, ropes or chains.
6.1.7. All chains, ropes, slings and other gear used for hoisting
or lowering or as a means of suspension should be periodically
inspected by a competent person and this person's findings should
be entered on a certificate or in a special register.
6.1.8. Chains and gear, such as rings, hooks, shackles and
swivels on lifting appliances should, if appropriate, be given suit-
able heat treatment at regular intervals in accordance with rules
which should be laid down by the competent authority.
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Including wire ropes or "cables".

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