How should you inspect shackles?
What should you avoid when using shackles?
- Do not replace the shackle pin with a bolt. A load will bend the bolt.
- Do not allow a shackle to be pulled at an angle. The legs will open. Pack the pin with washers to center the shackle.
- Do not use screw pin shackles if the pin can roll and unscrew. If the load shifts, the sling will unscrew the shackle pin.