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 suitableĀ training – winches and hoists can be dangerous.

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