test; and a serial number or other identifier for the hoist that was inspected and tested.
The most recent certification record shall be maintained on file until completion of the
(4) A competent person designated by the employer shall visually inspect the
stationary hoist assembly, anchorages, and hoisting rope at the beginning of each shift.
(5) All unsafe conditions that are revealed by tests, checks, or inspections shall be
corrected before use of the equipment.
(6) Hoist equipment and the operator shall be protected from inclement weather by a
hoist house with a comfortable temperature maintained.
(7) Where glass is used in hoist house windows, the glass shall be safety glass or its
(8) Hoist controls shall be arranged so that the operator can perform all operating
cycle functions and reach the emergency power cutoff without having to reach beyond
the operator’s normal operating position.
(9) Controls for powered hoists shall be of the deadman-type with a non-locking
switch or control.
(10) All hoists shall be equipped with landing level indicators at the operator’s
station. Marking the hoist rope does not satisfy this requirement.
(11) Material hoisting may be performed at speeds higher than the rated speed for
personnel hoisting if the hoist and components have been designed for such higher speeds
and if shaft conditions permit.
(12) Personnel and materials (other than small tools and supplies secured in a
manner that will not create a hazard to employees) shall not be hoisted together in the
same conveyance. However, if the operator is protected from the shifting of materials,
then the operator may ride with materials in cages or skips which are designed to be
controlled by an operator within the cage or skip.
(13) Line speed shall not exceed the design limitations of the systems.
(14) A fire extinguisher that is rated at least 2A:10B:C, multi-purpose, dry chemical,
shall be mounted in each hoist house.
(15) Hoists shall be equipped with limit switches to prevent overtravel at the top and
bottom of the hoistway.
(16) Hoist operators shall be provided with a closed-circuit voice communication
system to each landing station, with speaker microphones located so that the operator can
communicate with individual landing stations during hoist use.
(17) When sinking shafts 75 feet (22.86 m) or less in depth, cages, skips, and
buckets that may swing, bump, or snag against shaft sides or other structural protrusions
shall be guided by fenders, rails, ropes, or a combination of those means.
(18) When sinking shafts more than 75 feet (22.86 m) in depth, all cages, skips, and
buckets shall be rope or rail guided to within a rail length from the sinking operation.
(19) Cages, skips, and buckets in all completed shafts, or in all shafts being used as
completed shafts, shall be rope or rail-guided for the full length of their travel.
(20) Wire rope used in load lines of material hoists shall be capable of supporting,
without failure, at least 5 times the maximum intended load or the factor recommended
by the rope manufacturer, whichever is greater. Refer to Construction Safety and Health
Standard Part 10. “Cranes and Derricks,” as referenced in R 408.41410, for design factors
for wire rope used in personnel hoists. The design factor shall be calculated by dividing