Webbing slings are flat belt straps, generally made from hard wearing polyester, which makes the equipment both robust and versatile. Primarily used in the lifting and lowering industry, slings are not as strong as their lifting counterparts - wire rope. However, it is the flexibility of the material which makes it so popular in the lifting and lowering industry, due to its ability to both wrap around odd-shaped loads, as well as objects that have a wide bearing surface. The durability and versatility of webbing slings, which make them so popular in the industrial environment, means they are also used in other settings and scenarios, including vehicle towing, to aid pipe laying, and in the accessing of trees. This infographic
from Rope Services Direct
covers some of the various uses and applications of webbing slings worldwide. It is a good read for those new to the lifting and lowering industry, as well as those who have been involved in it for years!