Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
49. An employer shall ensure that—
(a) lifting accessories are selected as a function of the loads to be handled, gripping points, attachment tackle and the atmospheric conditions, having regard to the mode and configuration of slinging,
(b) lifting accessories are stored in a way that ensures that they will not be damaged or degraded, and
(c) lifting accessories are marked in such a way that it is possible to identify the characteristics essential for safe use, having regard to Regulation 57.