WIRE ROPES, CHAINS AND ROPES

Wire ropes, chains, ropes, and other rigging equipment shall be inspected prior to use and as necessary during use to ensure their safety. Defective gear shall be removed from service. 1926.251(a)(1)

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Job or shop hooks and links or makeshift fasteners formed from bolts, rods, or other such attachments shall not be used. 1926.251(b)(3)

When U-bolts are used for eye splices, the U-bolt shall be applied so that the ā€œUā€ section is in contact with the dead end of the rope. 1926.251(c)(5)(i)

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