All slings, especially synthetic slings, can be damaged when lifting a load if they are not properly protected.
Edge protection with sling use is critical in preventing a sling failure,and is a requirement in current sling safety standards.
Made of nylon, the Magnetic Sling Protectors are only 1/7th the
weight of steel, no tools are needed since magnets allow for quick
and easy attachment and removal. Available in nine inch, 12-inch
and 18-inch models
Cut and damaged slings are the leading cause of most rigging related accidents.”Slings in contact with edges, corners, or protrusions should be protected with a material of sufcient strength, thickness, and construction to prevent damage to the sling” (ANSI/ASME B30.9-1.10.4) “Slings shall be padded or protected from the sharp edges of their loads” OSHA 29CFR1910.184(c)(8)