Construction Hoist

Overview of a Construction Hoist

A construction hoist is a temporary vertical transportation system used to lift and lower workers and materials on a construction site.

It consists of a mast with a cage that moves along guide rails powered by a traction machine.

Construction hoists are used on sites to:

  • Transport workers and construction personnel to different floors
  • Lift building materials and tools during construction
  • Allow workers to access the full height of structures under construction

They enable just-in-time delivery of personnel, equipment, and materials - saving time and enhancing productivity.

Building Construction Hoist

Key Components and Features of a Construction Hoist

Construction hoists consist of several key components and features to enable the safe vertical transportation of workers and materials.

The main components include:

Hoist Operations

The safe operation of a construction hoist requires proper installation, daily inspections, understanding capacity limits, and following standard procedures.

Installation, anchoring, tie-ins

Before use, the hoist must be:

  • Properly installed and anchored
  • Structurally tied into the building
  • Tested and certified

This ensures a stable foundation for hoist operation.

Lifting capacity and speed considerations

  • Observe posted load capacity limits
  • Operate at proper speeds per manufacturer

Overloading or speeding can lead to structural failures and accidents.

Loading/unloading procedures

  • Loading materials and workers
  • Unloading at landing gates

Use tag lines to control loads and guard rails to prevent falls.

Inspections and maintenance

Hoist Safety

The safe operation and use of construction hoists require proper training, following key safety procedures, and mitigating hazards through equipment features and PPE.

Hoist operators must complete:

  • Formal classroom training
  • On-the-job orientation
  • Annual recertification

Training topics include:

  • Pre-use inspections
  • Loading/unloading procedures
  • Emergency operations

Proper training protects workers and ensures safe equipment operation.

General Construction Hoist

To prevent injuries and fatalities, workers must utilize:

Common hoist hazards include falls, struck-by objects, electrocution, and equipment failures.

HazardControl Method
FallsPersonal fall arrest, guardrails
Struck-byToe boards, debris shields
ElectrocutionProper grounding, GFCIs
Key safety standards and regulations include:

IHURMO’s Advantages

Beijing IHURMO Industry Co., Ltd. is a leading global provider of construction hoist. IHURMO serves customers in over 100 nations worldwide. IHURMO’s equipment adheres to high ISO9001 quality standards and holds CE and EAC certifications, ensuring compliance with international standards and regulations.

IHURMO delivers cutting-edge, safe and reliable solutions tailored to construction projects of any scale. More than just machinery, we offer efficiency, innovation and partnership to help bring your visions to reality.

Why choose IHURMO’s construction hoist:

IHURMO improves safety, convenience, efficiency, maintainability, flexibility, and durability through design upgrades across various hoist subsystems and components. Trust in IHURMO’s quality products and steadfast dedication to be the foundation for your next project's success.