"EACH LODESTAR HOIST IS BUILT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SPECIFICATIONS
CONTAINED HEREIN AND AT THE TIME OF MANUFACTURE COMPLIES WITH OUR
INTERPRETATION OF APPLICABLE SECTIONS OF THE AMERICAN NATIONAL
STANDARD INSTITUTE CODE B30.16-1973 "OVERHEAD HOISTS", THE NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE (ANSI C-1) AND THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
ACT--1970. SINCE OSHA STATES THAT THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
APPLIES TO ALL ELECTRICAL HOISTS, INSTALLERS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE
CURRENT OVERLOAD PROTECTION AND GROUNDING IN KEEPING WITH THE
CODE. USERS SHOULD CHECK INSTALLATION FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE
APPLICATION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS LAW."
THE SAFETY LAWS FOR ELEVATORS, LIFTING OF PEOPLE AND FOR
INCORPORATED IN CM INDUSTRIAL HOISTS. FOR SUCH APPLICATIONS, REFER
TO REQUIREMENTS THAT MEET STATE AND LOCAL CODES AND THE AMERICAN
NATIONAL SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATORS, DUMBWAITERS, ESCALATORS AND
MOVING WALKS (ANSI A17.1-1978).
NOTE : COLUMBUS McKINNON CORP. SHOULD BE CONSULTED FOR ANY
USAGE OF THE LODESTAR HOISTS THAT WOULD NOT INVOLVE LIFTING OF THE
LOAD ON THE LOWER HOOK, OR USING THE HOIST IN AN INVERTED POSITION.
DO'S AND DON'TS
Safe Operation of Hoists The following are Do's and Don'ts for
safe operation of overhead hoists. Taking precedence over
any specific rule listed here, however, is the most important
rule of all, USE COMMON SENSE. A few minutes spent
reading these rules can make an operator aware of dangerous
practices to avoid and precautions to take for his own safety
and the safety of others. Frequent examinations and periodic
inspections of the equipment as well as a conscientious
observance of safety rules may save lives as well as time and
.NEVER lift or transport a load until all personnel are
DO NOT allow any unqualified personnel to operate
NEVER pick up a load beyond the capacity
appearing on the hoist. Overloading can be caused
by jerking as well as by static overload.
NEVER carry personnel on the hook or the load.
DO NOT operate a hoist if you are not physically fit.
DO NOT operate hoist to extreme limits of chain or
AVOID sharp contact between two hoists, between
hoist and end post, and hooks and hoist body.
DO NOT tamper with any parts of the hoist.
NEVER use the hoist rope or chain as a sling.
DO NOT divert attention from load while operating
NEVER leave a suspended load unattended.
DO NOT attempt to lengthen load chain, or to repair
damaged load chain.
DO NOT use chain or rope as ground for welding.
NEVER touch a live welding electrode to the chain or
installation and maintenance manuals. When
manufacturer's recommended parts and materials.
READ and follow all instruction and warning
information on or attached to a hoist.
REMOVE the hoist from service and thoroughly
performance o, visual defects (such as peculiar
noise, jerky operations, or travel in improper direction
or obviously damaged parts) are noticed.
ESTABLISH a regular schedule of inspection and
maintain records for all hoists with special attention
given to hooks, ropes, chains, brakes and limit
CHECK operation of brakes for excessive drift.
CHECK operation of limit switches.
CHECK for damaged hooks, ropes or chain.
KEEP load chain or rope clean and well lubricated.
CHECK the wire rope or chain for improper seating,
twisting, kinking, wear or other defects before
operatting the hoists.
CHECK for broken wires in wire rope. Twelve
randomly distributed broken wires in one rope lay or
four broken wires in one strand in one rope lay are
sufficient cause for replacement.
MAKE SURE a load clears neighboring stock piles,
machinery, or other obstructions when raising,
lowering, or traveling the load.
CENTER hoist over the load before operating.
AVOID swinging of load or load hook when traveling
BE SURE the load attachment is properly seated in 1
saddle of the hook. Balance load properly before
handling. Avoid tip loading.
PULL in a straight line, so that neither hoist body nor
load chain or rope are angled around an object.
MAKE SURE you take up slack slowly.
ON LEVER OPERATED HOISTS, always release
hand, gradually when under load to avoid flying
Above reprinted from Hoist Manufacturers Institute "Do's and