ELECTRIC CHAIN HOISTS

The use of any hoist and trolley presents some risk of personal injury or property damage. That risk is greatly increased if proper instructions and warnings are not adhered too. Before using your hoist, you must become thoroughly familiar with all warnings, instructions and recommendations.

  • Do not operate hoist unless you are fully trained, physically fit and authorised to do so.
  • Your hoist may be fitted with various safety devices; load brakes, hook latch, limit switch, emergency stop and shock protection. Prior to using your hoist please ensure you identify and become familiar with these devices if any.
  • Hoists are not designed for, and should not be used for, lifting, supporting or transporting personnel. Never modify, re-rate or alter hoisting equipment.
  • Do not use an electric hoist in explosive atmospheres.
  • Prior to each lifting operation it is essential to make sure that the correct lifting sling is being used and the sling is fitted as per the individual hoists operational manual.
  • Prior to each lifting operation it is essential to make sure that the object to be hoisted is well secured for direct lifting. It is strongly recommended that a proper lifting frame or apparatus is used.
  • Firm and steady button operation is required, never push the button switch intermittently.
  • Always avoid excessive inching operation.
  • Always make sure the hoist motor completely stops before reversing.
  • Always leave the pendant button switch cable and bottom hook load chain vertically static when not in use.
  • Never lift any object which is insecure or out of balance. A sling must be used to load evenly.
  • Never use an electric hoist to end or side pull a load.
  • Never wrap the load chain around the load and back-hook it as a sling to lift a load.
  • Do not use the hoist as a welding electrode.
  • Never stand under a raised load.
  • Lifting must always be personally attended, never leave a raised load unattended.
  • Over-capacity load lifting is hazardous and should not be undertaken.
  • Regularly inspect and check the condition of the load chain, do not operate with damaged chain.
  • Always inspect the hoist prior to use.
  • It is imperative to ensure correct voltage supply before commencing operation.
  • You must complete installation procedures prior to connecting to any power source.
  • Daily check the load chain lubrication and that safety devices are operating efficiently.