The Truth About a Personnel Hoist

People don’t usually think about a personnel hoist until they are actually required to use one on a job site. However, personnel hoist can be just as much of a threat to the safety of a construction worker as an unsafe scaffold. Safety guidelines for work on a construction site vary from locale to locale and depend a lot on the type of materials being used. Some sites may require only that a hoist is used for certain materials while others may require that the hoist is used for any and all materials.

Never Changing Personnel Hoist Will Eventually Destroy You

Personnel hoisting personnel or material is designed to manage material, personnel, or both. In order for a hoist to be used in construction, a person must have access to the top of a building or other location where materials are being stored. A construction site can have hoists either installed for personnel only and/or materials only. When personnel hoist is used for a task that requires an individual to gain access to multiple areas, it is called a conventional hoist.

Conventional hoists are designed for temporary purposes only. Hoists that are made specifically for construction and/or demolition or other types of temporary work are known as mobile or portable. This means that instead of being attached permanently to a structure, portable personnel hoists can be wheeled around on a regular basis to provide individuals with convenient access to different areas. Because most of the time the portable types are used to access high places, they are also known as “top ladders” or “factory ladders.”