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INSPECTION CRITERIA

1. Rescue Sling Acceptance Inspection

TOOLS/TEST EQUIPMENT:

NONE

EXPENDABLES:

NONE

CONSUMABLES:

NONE

A. INSPECTION

NOTE

This inspection is required on original issue, when received from supply, or when accepted from another unit for permanent custody.

  1. Perform all steps in Item 4.

NOTE

Completing the sign off for Item 1 automatically completes the sign-offs for Item 2 and Item 3.

  1. Record maintenance action by completing appropriate signoff, adding pertinent remarks.

2. Rescue Strop Inspect / Post Usage

REFERENCES:

MPC 051006.1

TOOLS / TEST EQUIPMENT:

NONE

EXPENDABLES:

Thread, Yellow Size E, V-T-295

CONSUMABLES:

NONE

A. INSPECTION

  1. Perform Inspection / Post Usage
    1. Rinse with fresh water until all traces of salt contamination are removed.

WARNING

If any signs of cracking or damage are found on any hardware, condemn the rescue sling.

    1. Inspect hardware for cracks, damage, and corrosion.
    2. Check hardware and snap fasteners for proper operation.

WARNING

There are no repairs authorized to the load bearing webbing or webbing confluence point stitches.

NOTE

The only authorized repairs to the rescue sling are restitching of fabric coverings, using yellow size E thread, V-T-295, and replacement of broken or missing plastic snaps. Snaps and installation instructions are available from Lifesaving Systems Corp, 220 Elsberry Road in Apollo Beach, Florida, 33572, phone 813-645-2748.

    1. Inspect load bearing webbing and fabric parts for wear and deterioration.
    2. Check rescue sling markings for legibility (Refer to Figure 1).
    3. If rescue sling is damaged beyond acceptable repair parameters, scrap IAW MPC 051006.1.
  1. Record maintenance action by completing appropriate signoff, adding pertinent remarks.

3. Rescue Sling Load Test

TOOLS / TEST EQUIPMENT:

Hoist, rated for 500 pounds of weight

EXPENDABLES:

NONE

CONSUMABLES:

NONE

A. LOAD TEST

  1. Perform Load Test
    1. Connect one V-ring from rescue sling to hook on hoist.
    2. Connect 500 pounds to opposite V-ring.
    3. Hoist the rescue sling 3 inches off the deck and allow to hang for 15 minutes.
    4. While suspended, inspect the rescue sling hardware for cracks and the load bearing webbing for broken stitches.

* QA Required (1)

  1. Perform all steps in Item 3.
  2. Record maintenance action by completing appropriate signoff, adding pertinent remarks. If rescue strop is damaged beyond acceptable repair parameters, scrap IAW MPC 051006.1.

Figure 1.