According to the Department of Labor statistics the most common injuries associated with hoist failures are:
- deep gashes
- lost teeth
- fractured hands
Also, the most common cause of come-a-long accidents occur when the hook slips, or something in the ‘system’ fails.
That is why it is important to make Overload Protection part of your buying decision.
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Most common bullet points found when looking to purchase manual hoists
- Never exceed the rated load of your hoist
- Always know the weight of your load
- Never use a cheater bar
Number 1 happens when you don’t know what the answer to number 2 is, Number 3 is what happens when 1 and 2 are ignored. Let’s be real here, this happens somewhere every day.
Overload Protection eliminates 1 and 3 and gives the answer to number 2.
Does the hoist your using help with any of the above common warnings?
If you’re a safety director or company owner, you may want to think about what equipment you are providing your employees.
Want to get started making your company a safer place? Call us today.