# What is the recommended minimum sling angle to be used when rigging?

**sling**to have a larger

**angle**of lift, approaching 90°. Lifts with

**angles**of less than 30° from horizontal are not

**recommended**. If you can measure the

**angle**of lift or the length and height of the

**sling**as

**rigged**, you can determine the properly rated

**sling**for your lift.

Thereof, what is the recommended sling angle when rigging a load?

A **sling angle** of 60° or more is preferred.

Furthermore, what is the sling angle? **Sling Angle** is the **angle** measured between the horizontal plane and the **sling** leg or body. The **angle** is very important and can have a dramatic effect on the rated capacity of the **sling**, due to the increase of tension caused by the **angle**.

In respect to this, how do you calculate sling angle?

Steps to consider when **calculating sling angles**: Divide **sling** height* (H) by **sling** Length* (L). 2. Reduction Factor (RF) x the **sling's** rated capacity for the type hitch that will be used = **Sling's** Reduced Rating. *Measured from a common horizontal plane to the hoisting hook.

When a double basket hitch is used the angle between the load and the sling should be at least?

**Double basket hitches** Balance **loads** by keeping **slings** apart. Prevent **sling** slippage by keeping the **angle between the load** and **sling** 60° or more.