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Five CM Hoist School Takeaways

Written by Flyhouse | Feb 23, 2018 9:30:06 PM

If you are a rigger in the industry, you’ll likely have heard of or even attended CM Hoist School. Hosted by Mountain Productions in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Hoist School is a five-day seminar focused on rigging, hoist maintenance, and motor control.  

Flyhouse has been the lead instructor for the rigging seminar for the last two years. This year Flyhouse is represented by Eric, our Director of New Product Development, who has been an instructor at Hoist School for the last seven years. Over the last week, he has shared his vast rigging knowledge with those in attendance.

What were the takeaways from his students?

5 Hoist School "Rigging" Takeaways

1. Amsteel rope whoopie slings are the best.

2. How to correctly build a bridle and get the point right on the mark. 

3. Understanding what the forces are in the bridle. 

4. There are important differences between "V" and "Y" lanyards for fall arrest.

5. It is impossible to calculate how much tension there is for each point on a straight run of truss with more than two points. You can guess! But it won't be right. You need to monitor the load with a load cell or other type of scale.