Wire rope on hoists in regular service should be visually inspected daily by the operator. If the hoist is used in multiple-shift operations, wire rope should be visually inspected by the operator at the start of each shift. The daily inspection by the operator is for visual damage to the wire rope. Such damage includes excessive broken wires and wear, broken strands, kinks, birdcaging, or damage resulting in deformation of the wire rope structure. When visual damage is present, the operator shall report such damage to the supervisor, and shall not operate the hoist until a more detailed inspection is performed to determine that the wire rope can be used, or the wire rope is replaced. Detailed inspection procedures are outlined below. These procedures also apply to scheduled frequent and periodic inspections.