Summary Statement

Checklist provided by the California State Compensation Insurance Fund to help contractors identify and prevent the hazards associated with Hoists and related equipment. Part of a collection. Click on the 'collection' button to access the other items.

HAZARD satisfactory Needs
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Is each overhead electric hoist equipped with a limit device to stop the hook travel at its highest and lowest point of safe travel?        
Will each hoist automatically stop and hold any load up to 125% of its rated load, if its actuating force is removed?        
Is the rated load of each hoist legibly marked and visible to the operator?        
Are stops provided at the safe limits of travel for trolley hoist?        
Are the controls of hoist plainly marked to indicate the direction of travel or motion?        
Is each cage-controlled hoist equipped with an effective warning device?        
Are close-fitting guards or other suitable devices installed on hoist to assure hoist ropes will be maintained in the sheave groves?        
Are all hoist chains or ropes of sufficient length to handle the full range of movement for the application while still maintaining two full wraps on the drum at all times?        
Are nip points or contact points between hoist ropes and sheaves which are permanently located within seven feet of the floor, ground or working platform, guarded?        
Is it prohibited to use chains or rope slings that are kinked or        
Is it prohibited to use the hoist rope or chain wrapped around the load as a substitute, for a sling?        
Is it prohibited to carry loads over people?        
Are only employees who have been trained in the proper use of hoists allowed to operate them?        
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