(2) Ropes shall be inspected for proper lubrication, excessive wear, broken strands, and proper reeving.
Note 1: Many variable factors are involved in determining the exact time for replacement of rope and timely replacement for safety. Conditions such as the following shall be sufficient reason for replacement:
1. In running ropes, 6 randomly distributed broken wires in one rope lay, or 3 broken wires in one strand in one lay.
2. Wear of ⅓ the original diameter of outside individual wires.
3. Kinking, crushing, bird caging, or other damage resulting in distortion of the rope structure. Evidence of any heat damage.
4. Reductions from nominal diameter of more than:
1/64 inch for diameters up to 5/16 inch
1/32 inch for diameters ⅜ inch to ½ inch
3/64 inch for diameters 9/16 inch to ¾ inch
1/16 inch for diameters ⅞ inch to 11/8 inch
3/32 inch for diameters 1 ¼ inch to 1 ½ inch
5. In standing ropes, more than 2 broken wires in one lay in sections beyond end connections or more than one broken wire at an end connection.
6. Reduction of rope diameter below nominal diameter due to loss of core support, internal or external corrosion, or wear of outside wires.
Note 2: See Section 5036 for additional requirements for cranes in construction.