Duration 45 Minutes

The Capstan Hoist has become one of the main tools used for lifting material while working on Communications Structures. There are many types and designs of Capstan hoists that will be covered in this course along with their use and the hazards associated with operating the various units. Some of the chapters covered in this course include Types of Hoists; Anchorages; Features, Ratings and Inspections; Electrical Requirements; Rope Type, Braid and Inspection; Block Size Ratio and Capacity; Operating and Station Setup; and Rope Overlap Condition.