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How to Safely Operate a Beta Max Hoist - (proper operation and hoist safety)

  1. Read the manual!
  2. Conduct a pre-operational inspection of your hoist before each shift. It needs to be done by someone trained in what to look for during inspection.
  3. Inspect the rigging gear. Roughly 27 percent of accidents involved load drops, of which 59 percent were attributed to a rigging problem.blog-beta-post.jpeg
  4. Check the upper limit switch at the start of each shift. When working properly, this switch stops the load block before it can pile into and damage the hoist, causing the load to drop.
  5. Know the location of the power disconnect switch, the operator will be able to walk quickly to the switch to cut the power and prevent an accident.
  6. Never get complacent or lax in following operating and hoist safety procedures. Almost two-thirds of accidents, 74 percent, happen during routine operations.
  7. The most important advice of all – never stand under a load. The chance that a load will fall might be one in 100,000 or one in 1 million, but that’s too much of a chance to take.


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Ken Barrett

Ken Barrett

Ken Barrett is responsible for creating, supporting and maintaining distribution for Beta Max products in the US, Canada and South America. Builds and executes a strategy for sales and business development initiatives. Cultivates contacts within the industrial and construction industry and identifies opportunities for potential new distribution through research, promotional materials, and relationship building. Maintains close relationship with all distributors, manages sales representatives for those distributors by teaching product knowledge, conducting sales training and educating of how to recognize opportunities related to our products to ultimately grow sales and profitability for Beta Max and my clients.

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