A materials hoist is used to shift building supplies, goods or scrap up and down a multi-deck building.
It is not used to transport people – it’s critical to have a ‘man and materials’ hoist ticket if you need to use a hoist as an elevator for workers.
With a materials hoist, the lifting bucket or platform is cantilevered out from the facade of a building, and it is typically set up to travel up and down the outside of the structure.
The typical subjects covered in a materials hoist training course include safety and OHS topics, along with:
- How to accurately determine load weights
- How to effectively raise and lower loads using cantilevered buckets, containers or platforms
- How to conduct pre-start & shut down checks to keep you and your team safe
- Learning about controls, alarms and lockout devices
Like the EWP ticket, this course can be completed in just a few days.