Capstan Hoist Operations

The intent of this course is to give each student the basic understanding to make good decisions while operating. This course combined with practical experience will help prevent accidents and create better operators. A certificate of completion will be issued upon successful completion of the written exam.

TOPICS

TYPES OF HOISTS

FEATURES, RATINGS, & INSPECTION

ROPE TYPE, BRAID, & INSPECTION

BLOCK SIZE RATIO & CAPACITY

ROPE OVERLAP CONDITION

PROPER ANCHORAGES

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

PROPER RIGGING SELECTION

OPERATING & STATION SET-UP

MOUNT SELECTION TYPES

TRUE CAPACITY