Before operating a hoist, it is important to inspect the hook to ensure it is safe and free from defects before lifting a load. When inspecting the hook, there are a few key things to look for:
Nicks & Gouges
Bolts & Pins
Before testing the limits of a powered hoist, there are a few safety precautions you should observe:
After taking these precautions, follow these steps to test the hoist’s upper and lower limits:
The final step in our pre-operational hoist safety inspection should be to check the hoist’s chain.
Clean the chain, if required, before the inspection.
When conducting the hoist chain inspection, you should look for:
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)