The table below shows guide values for the service life of slings and webbing:
|Frequency of use
||maximum 10 years
|Rarely used: once or twice a year
||up to 7 years
|Used occasionally: once a month
||up to 5 years
|Used regularly: several times a month
||up to 3 years
|Used frequently: every week
||up to 1 year
|Used constantly: almost daily
||less than 1 year
After a hard day on the cliffs, slings and webbing are often covered with dirt and dust. To maintain the quality and safety of your slings, you need to clean them regularly.
- Clean soiled slings in hand-hot water with soap and a small amount of mild detergent, or in a delicates machine cycle at up to 30°C.
- Rinse in clear water.
- Leave to dry in the shade.Store slings in a dry, dark and cool place, outside transport containers.
- Protect them from direct sunlight, chemicals and heat. In particular, avoid contact with chemicals and sources of heat.
- Aggressive chemicals can significantly reduce the breaking force of webbing while leaving no visible sign of damage. In the event of contact, replace the sling immediately.