Wire Rope Hoist Training Insights & Why Certification Matters

Wire Rope Hoist Training Insights & Why Certification Matters

Have you ever opened a Shaw-Box 700 Series wire rope hoist to see its inner workings? Do you know what the ideal preventative maintenance schedule should be on a Yale World Series, or how to properly double reeve a Cable King? The Columbus McKinnon training programs answer all these questions and a whole lot more.

In the Wire Rope Hoist Repair Certification class that I attended, each student is exposed to fully operational hoists on girders to unpowered models on accessible dollies. The class was taught by Columbus McKinnon’s training manager Peter Cooke, who has over 16 years of experience. His mix of traditional classroom instruction paired with hands-on training provides the complete setting for this certification course.

Certification is becoming more important.

When asked about the importance of training, many students replied that they were not allowed to work on a company’s hoist unless they furnished proof of certification. This seemed to be a popular response and the direction that the industry is heading.

This certification course is offered over 2 days, and gives each student an accreditation to work in the field with these hoists. In these classes, there are as many seasoned veterans as there are industry rookies which is a testament to the importance placed on certification. Everyone counts.

What material is covered during the training?

A student can expect to spend most of class time taking apart and studying the components of each hoist. Upon breakdown of the hoists, Peter teaches the proper way to inspect and replace parts, reviews wiring schematics and how to access and replace normal wear items. Over the 2 days with fellow industry technicians, there were many opportunities to discuss the tricks of the trade and best practice procedures which students can implement in their current positions.

When looking to further your expertise and gain the certifications required in many of today’s industrial settings, look no further than the Columbus McKinnon training programs. Click here to view a complete listing of training programs and to access the newest training catalog.

Be safe. Get trained.

This post was written by Dan Daumen, former  Product Manager for After Sales Solutions at Columbus McKinnon.

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