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Sizing & Labeling

Correct sling sizing ensures safe, dignified and comfortable transfers for the end user. 

Pre-fitting is recommended before attempting to lift. Most sling manufacturers offer standard sizes of slings with colour coded binding or a colour coded label to indicate sizing types. Not all manufacturers use the same colour code; always refer to the sizing label.

Silvalea colour coding label for sizing:

XXSmall - Orange

XSmall - White

Small - Red

Medium - Yellow

Large - Green

XLarge - Blue

XXLarge - Grey

 

Sling Identification and Legislative Requirements:

It is a legal requirement or good practice within the industry that each sling manufactured carries its own identification number and carries the following essential information:

Model reference number

Image identification

Sling type

Size

Manufactured date

All testing and certification marks (CE or similar)

SWL maximum load (Safe Working Load)

Barcode

Inspection label

Individual barcode, serial number & batch number

 

If the sling loses its label or can no longer be read the sling should NOT be used.

Silvalea where possible uses a woven label to ensure maximum usage and legibility due to general usage, wear and tear.