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Capstan Hoist Operations

1.5 hour online course, Covers information required to make good decisions while operating the Hubbell and Thern capstan hoists

By: Safety LMS | Format: Online | Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes | Certification: 24 Months | Language: English
Last Updated: 01/17/24

What you'll learn

This course covers the use of Capstan hoists on communications sites. There are many different types and designs of Capstan hoists that will be covered in this class, along with their use and hazards associated with operating the various units.


The Safety LMS Capstan Hoists Operations course is intended to give each student the basic understanding to make good decisions while operating the Capstan Hoist. This course combined with practical experience will help prevent accidents and create better operators. The course is tailored towards the Hubbell Series 90 Capstan Hoist but covers many different types and designs, their use and the hazards associated with operating the various units.

At the end of the online course, participants will take a test. After receiving a passing grade, participants will be issued a certification valid for 2 years.

Course topics

  • Types of Hoists
  • Hoist rating and Inspections
  • Rope types and inspection
  • Block size and capacity
  • Anchorages
  • Set up
  • Operation
  • Rigging selection and limits
Capstan Hoist Operations
Topics covered:
  • Recommended to be taken with Competent Rigging certification
  • Types of Hoists
  • Rope Selection
  • Rigging Selection
  • Mount Selection
  • Safe Operation
  • Basic Inspection
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Group pricing rates:
  • $100.00 (5-9 participants)
  • $95.00 (10-19 participants)
  • $90.00 (20+ participants)