Periods for inspection should be determined by both the working environment and frequency of sling use. Records from examination shall be maintained, with full identity of the sling. If any doubts exist, the sling must be removed from service and examined by a competent person.
After use, slings must be inspected. Damaged slings must be replaced, and undamaged slings must be stored in a dry place, protected from harmful environments (e.g. chemicals and strong UV radiation). Wet slings must be carefully dried, before storage.