Hoist Standards Explained

Hoist Standards Explained

There are in fact several different European Standards and various Codes of Practice that have been written specifically to cover lifting operations within the entertainment industry, where loads are suspended overhead (static loads) or moving above people (dynamic loads) without the need for additional safety arrangements.

In this section, we cover this subject extensively and answer the following questions?

Are you using the correct hoist for the job at hand?

Do you require a standard rigging hoist or something a little safer?

What are the differences between the British Standard BS7905/6 and the German BGV Standard?


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