How Can HoistCam Help Prevent Side Pull?

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These are common verbal cues that are highly imprecise but critical when operating a hoist. And, while a hoist operator and his or her team may communicate extremely well, can verbal instructions alone help prevent side pull?

What Is Side Pull?

Side pull, also known as side load, occurs when a lift is not vertical and is often caused by inexperience. Side pull can be extremely damaging to the hoist, harmful to the load, and, most importantly, hazardous to nearby personnel.

The nature of the job often makes a small amount of side pull unavoidable. However, as technology advances, hoist operators may be able to use some of the latest techs to address and possibly even do away with side pull.

The Latest Technology

One of the most advanced technologies on the market is HoistCam™ by Netarus. HoistCam is a wireless camera system that provides a material handling operator with a direct video feed from anywhere on a job site. It is a truly innovative advancement in hoist operations. It can be quickly installed on any heavy equipment, such as a crane, by attaching it to any surface with magnets and a safety lanyard.

Side pulling is an issue that begins and ends with the crane operator, and while a large part of avoiding it comes down to operator experience, having a video monitoring solution like HoistCam can provide a tremendous amount of support to that operator.

An operator can significantly reduce the risk of a swinging load harming the hoist, the load, or anything or anyone else with improved vision and the ability to confirm the lift is vertical visually. With HoistCam, operators are given optics where views are potentially obscured, obstructed, or non-existent, potentially changing the nature of hoist operation forever.

About HoistCam

The HoistCam platform suite provides operators and site supervisors with optional remote monitoring, recording, and management analytics reporting. Netarus’ HoistCam Director enables centralized job site monitoring using HoistCam, other cameras, and even drones. HoistCam from Netarus offers customized and automated reporting capabilities, including video records, safety analysis, and 3D models.

With so much innovation and cutting-edge technology, HoistCam provides numerous benefits to a job site, including increased employee productivity and workplace safety with material handling equipment in the construction, industrial, marine, and transportation industries. 

Safety and Productivity Go Hand-in-Hand

HoistCam, a rapidly deployable wireless camera system, places the material handling operator’s eyes, such as those on a crane, anywhere on the job. Using HoistCam on a crane or other heavy machinery and equipment not only improves visibility for the operator but can also significantly increase safety and productivity on the job site. Increasing situational awareness with HoistCam means that an assortment of safety issues may be alleviated or avoided. With HoistCam, side pulls and swinging loads may even become things of the past.

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Why not take some of the guesswork out of the equation with HoistCam?

Disclaimer:  As always, HoistCam is a heavy equipment operator’s aid.  HoistCam should be used as a tool. Standard equipment and crane operating procedures and practices should always be followed.