Ramps can sometimes be used to lower smaller diameter pipe. Ramps require the operator to stand to the side and slowly release the pipe down the ramp. Care must be exercised to avoid losing control during the lowering procedure.
The lifting capacity of a sling or rope is determined by several factors including the type of sling or rope, the kind of hitch used, and how fittings are fastened to them. Typically, accessories should be rated at a minimum of 1.5 times the weight of the heaviest load to be lifted. The angle between each leg of the sling or rope should not exceed 45 degrees. Avoid kinking or twisting any part of the lifting accessory.