SELECTING A WINCH OR HOIST – THINGS TO CONSIDER
- The mass in kg of the loads compared to the load rating of the winch or hoist.
- Wire rope length, diameter and line speeds.
- Frequency of use and life expectancy of machinery.
- Compatability with application.
- Type of power likely to be available on sites and access / suitable areas for operation.
Health and Safety Regulations and suitable training – winches and hoists can be dangerous.