Overhead Hoists

SKU: C-1112Duration: 19 Minutes

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Get immediate access to this interactive eLearning course online. Must be used within 30 days, expires 48 hours after launch.

Language:  English

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Course Details


Training Time: 19 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Do you know the basic safety and functional characteristics of working with a hoist? This interactive online course is intended for those authorized to operate or work around motorized and hand-operated hoists. You will learn about the different types of hoists and will be able to identify some of the instrumental parts of the hoists. We'll show you how hoists are powered and how to operate them and inspect them safely. The material in this course is meant to supplement and support the training necessary to safely operate certain motorized and hand-operated hoists. This course provides the essentials of hoist operation and must be accompanied by both knowledge and operational examination to determine the competency of the operator. This course, alone, does not authorize the operation of hoists.

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the basic safety and functional characteristics of certain motorized and hand-operated hoists
  • Identify how to inspect a hoist prior to use
  • List required actions to prepare for a safe lift
  • Describe how to safely lift, move, and set down a load

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

When can the object being hoisted exceed the safe working load limit of the hoist or its rigging components?
The object being hoisted should NEVER exceed the safe working load limit of the hoist or its rigging components.

When should a hoist be inspected?
A hoist must be inspected to confirm it is in good operating condition and ensure it is safe to use.

Who should operate a hoist?
Only personnel who have been properly trained and authorized by your employer should operate a hoist.

What is the proper PPE to use for hoisting activities?
Proper PPE to use for hoisting activities includes gloves, safety glasses, safety-toed footwear, high visibility vest/apparel, hearing protection and a hard hat.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

You can control hazards by knowing the safety features of hoists and by following the safety practices for hoist operation. Never operate a hoist unless you've been properly trained and are authorized by your employer to do so. If you are unsure how to properly and safely operate a hoist do not attempt to use it. Rather, seek help from an authorized user who is trained and considered a subject matter expert. Employees with a supporting role in hoist operations at your facility, such as riggers and maintenance personnel, must also be properly trained, qualified, and authorized by your employer. Each authorized employee who operates a hoist shall also be familiar with and follow the directions found in the hoist manufacturer's operation manual. When operating a hoist, the following injury hazards can be present and need to be controlled: •Falling objects are where the lifted load, or a portion of it, falls due to one or more factors such as improper rigging or over-loading the hoist or rigging equipment. •With struck-by and caught in-between moving loads, pinch points develop during load handling and crushing injuries can result when placing yourself between the load and a floor, wall, or storage rack. •Energy sources, such as electric-, hydraulic-, and pneumatic-powered motors present a risk of injury. When performing maintenance or repair, de-energize energy sources by applying lockout/tagout procedures. Release all stored forms of energy as well. •Cuts and abrasions, such as contact with a frayed wire rope or damaged rigging equipment can cause injuries. Inspect equipment before each use and remove from service all rigging equipment where excessive wear is observed. Apply appropriate engineering and administrative controls where possible and consider the use of the following personal protective equipment (PPE) for hoisting activities: •Gloves •Safety glasses •Safety-toed footwear •High visibility vest or apparel •Hearing protection and •Hard hat
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