Roles & Responsibilities

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as an equipment operator

Preparing for Work

  • Name the types of hoists, and explain the purpose of the principal components, basic construction, controls and terminology of each
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s manual, other types of information sources and relevant regulations and guidance
  • Explain hoist working limitations
  • Carry out all pre-use checks
  • Undertake running checks, including gates and safety devices, before placing into service
  • Check the stability, systems and alignment and ensure the hoist is safe to use
  • Check that hoist-way protection is in position before use
  • Check the capacity of the hoist will accommodate expected loads, equipment and/or passengers
  • Carry out full emergency lowering and evacuation procedure (Endorsements B & D)
  • Explain precautions to be taken for overhead services and other proximity hazards

Setting up for work

  • Prepare the hoist for the required load(s) and/or passengers
  • Identify suitability and integrity of loads for transporting and compatibility with the cage
  • Load and unload a range of materials using suitable handling methods for each load type
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for varying types of loads
  • Explain the procedures and actions to be taken when transporting people (Endorsements B & D)

Working Tasks

  • Operate the hoist to the end of travel and to various landing levels, both loaded and unloaded
  • Comply with signals and instructions

Completing Work

  • Prepare the crane in preparation of movement from lifting duties

Shutting Down

  • Place the hoist in an out-of-service condition, isolate and secure