DAILY CABLE INSPECTION
A high-quality cable ratchet winch hoist is designed to last a long time if it is used and maintained properly.
There are many inspections related to the hoist itself, but daily cable inspection is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure the longevity and safety of your hoist.
What should you be looking for when conducting daily cable inspections? Several things:
Cable loops can occur in a slack line or a line under tension. If a loop occurs, it should be removed immediately. If you continue to use it, the loop can be pulled through when tension is applied to the line and form a permanently deforming kink. Cable kinks are always dangerous because they create unequal tension in the rope and the strands.
Daily cable inspections are critical to the longevity and safety of your cable winch hoist. Cables exhibiting damage must be removed from service immediately. A hoist with any of the above cable conditions should not be used under any circumstances, and the cable must be replaced before the hoist can be safely operated.
The above information is published by Lug All Hoist Manufacturers
Gar Williams, President, Special Services and Supply