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HOISTS

These are designed to carry passengers and goods, with the operator travelling within the cage.  The course will include all safety aspects of using and construction of the hoist, the safe working loads with passengers, goods and both together.

To successfully pass the assessment the operator must be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of the industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant/equipment operator
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Check the stability, alignment and safety before use
  • Check that hoist-way protection is in position before use
  • Check that all gates and safety devices function according to specification
  • Check the capacity of the hoist will accommodate expected loads and /or passengers
  • Undertake all pre-use and running checks
  • Check emergency lowering functions
  • Explain precautions to be taken for overhead services and other hazards
  • Load and unload materials following manual handling requirements
  • Prepare the hoist for the required load(s) and /or passengers
  • Operate the hoist to the limits of operation both loaded and unloaded
  • Comply with signals and instructions
  • Explain hoist working limitations
  • Place the hoist in an out-of-service condition, isolate and secure