Core deterioration is usually observed as a rapid reduction in rope diameter
and is cause for immediate removal of the rope.
Refuse to work with worn or damaged wire rope.
When installing and inspecting wire ropes and attachments, keep all parts of your
body and clothing away from rotating hoist drums and all rotating sheaves.
Never handle the wire rope with bare hands.
Periodic rope inspection records are required by law. Make sure these records
have been reviewed and are up to date.
When installing new rope:
Follow proper instructions for removing rope from a reel.
Apply back tension to the storage/payoff reel of the new rope to ensure tight,
even spooling onto the hoist drum.
Operate the new rope, first through several cycles at light load and then
through several cycles at intermediate load to allow the rope to adjust to
When using a wedge socket:
Always inspect socket, wedge, and pin for correct size and condition.
Do not use parts that are damaged, cracked, or modified.
Assemble the wedge socket with live end of rope aligned with the centerline
of pin and assure proper length of tail (dead end) protrudes beyond the
Never overload or shock load a wire rope.
Lubricate the wire rope periodically as the lubricant becomes depleted.