How to Be Safe When Using Hoists Direct, Inc. Cranes and Hoists
Hoists Direct, Inc. encourages workers to be trained and up to date on hoist safety. When load capabilities are surpassed on a hand driven, pneumatic or electric hoist, there is a huge danger of the loads breaking and falling on neighboring employees. There are tools you can use ahead of time to ensure that hoists are not overloaded to reduce the risk of human error. When lifting a load, with an electric, pneumatic or hand chain hoist, ensure all the slings, chains and hooks used correctly. Loads need to be lifted at a smooth and consistant rate, because any abrupt stops that might jar the load and cause it to fall off the hoist. Loads that require a faster rate of lifting should use electric wire hoists, and jobs that require a consistent heavy duty cycle should use pneumatic hoists to prevent overheating. Clearances from electrical lines are likewise exceptionally essential, and all lines ought to be presumed charged. Festooning kits also need to be installed properly so wires are not tangled.
Operators ought to have the largest view feasible, however in the case that they do not, an experienced signals person needs to communicate with the operator and other workers. All workers ought to be using protective hats and reflective vests when walking around the crane. If a mobile crane is not the right match for you we may suggest a jib crane that enables optimum 360 degree motion while mounted on the side of a wall or to the floor. However, in order to provide you with the best possible match for your needs, we need to speak with you personally. View our selection and contact an expert at Hoists Direct to learn more.