Capstan hoists, or a “Cathead”, is utilized to make the lifting of loads easier and more productive.

There are many applications and multiple industries that use the Capstan Hoists; however, this PAN will focus on the increased use by the telecommunications industry and the different applications and its mounting devices. Note: OSHA Compliance directive CPL 02-01-056 Capstan hoists are not designed to lift personnel.

  • Proper mounting and Rigging
  • Mechanical Advantage (rope turns on drum)
  • Proper operations
    • Capstan mounting options
      • Trailer hitch
      • Pole
    • Foot operated control
  • Training
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