Category Archives: Hoist Operation

Creating Safe At-Height Technology with UL Certification

Over the past 70 years, Spider has remained dedicated to designing quality suspended access equipment for safety, productivity, and reliability. To hold to that, Spider designs, engineers, and tests all of our hosts in accordance with the Underwriters Laboratories UL … Continue reading

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Operating Spider Hoists in Cold Weather Conditions

Winter months bring cold and potentially extreme weather, which affects everyone working outside. However, with an average 1-degree temperature drop for every 100 feet of altitude, plus added wind chill, working at height in cold weather can be much more … Continue reading

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The Importance of Hoist Service

Improving the safety and longevity of your hoist is an important consideration, not only for meeting OSHA requirements and safety standards, but also for protecting your investment in the hoist. Preventive maintenance and routinely scheduled inspections should be sufficient to … Continue reading

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Using Generators with Spider Hoists

Electricity isn’t always available on jobsites, especially when you’re working on bridges, high-suspension sites, and other areas where power sockets are far out of reach. Generators are often the best way to go. While generators are an easy way to … Continue reading

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SC1000 Daily Hoist Inspection

A daily inspection of your equipment is one of the most important safety precautions you can take to avoid injury when working at height. The following checklist for the Spider SC1000 Hoist series should be used daily by qualified operators … Continue reading

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Understanding Traction and Elevator Hoist Weight Restrictions

Any traction elevator hoist has a weight regulation, usually ranging between 600 and 2,200 pounds, or roughly 272-997 kilograms. However, most areas in the U.S. do not require that these hoists have an overload device, meaning that it is fully … Continue reading

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A Guide to Hoist Operation

Operating a hoist correctly is essential to the safety of workers and property, and anyone working with a hoist or crane is required to have proper training. For that reason, this guide is not intended to be a comprehensive training … Continue reading

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Hoist Operation FAQ & Troubleshooting

While you can usually avoid hoist operation problems with daily inspections before use, sometimes, you might have a problem that requires an immediate fix. Jams, blockage, and overheating are all common depending on the hoist, the weight, and the operating … Continue reading

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