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Hoistman (Spider No. 4)

Hoistman (Spider No. 4)
10.  Hang Service Lines 11.  End-of-Shift Activities 12.  Emergency/Non-routine Tasks 13.  Centers/Bell Signals/Reference Marks/Best Practice Tips for Hoistmen
1. 10. Hang Service Lines
Instruct topman to place service lines on scaffold
Ensure chains do not foul with the pipe
Ensure everyone is clear when scaffold with pipe is raised up Priority 2
Place hoist on center center Priority 2
Put hoist in low speed Priority 2
Ensure topman is in the crows nest Priority 2
Raise scaffold high enough to clear the fence
Over-ride upper limit switch when raising scaffold
Swing to center of hole
Lower slowly until scaffold is in concrete and you can see the men
Stop and wait for signal to lower into hole
Follow directions from hole boss to install service lines Priority 2
CAUTION: when installing service lines, all moves must be very slow to allow crew time to make connections, anchor, etc.
wait for signal from hole boss to bring crew back outside
2. 11. End-of-Shift Activities
Swing boom to stiff leg, dog boom, hook with strap and tighten until snug
Only required if there is no follow up shift
Return PPE
Talk to oncoming hoist operator Priority 2
Proceed to dry house to change clothes
Check out at lamp house or dry house
Sign out at mailbox
3. 12. Emergency/Non-routine Tasks
Review/Discuss procedures for utilizing generator Priority 2
Follow start up procedure listed on generator
Operate generator weekly (Sunday) while checking cables Priority 2
Provide task training
Rag cables weekly (Sunday day shift) Priority 2
See cable examination
4. 13. Centers/Bell Signals/Reference Marks/Best Practice Tips for Hoistmen
Know your centers Priority 2
Personnel Center
Muck Center
Center Center
Water Center
Concrete Center
Slab Center
Know your Bell Signals Priority 3
See bell signal code card or posting in hoist house
Best Practice Tips for Hoistmen
Never move the hoist if a signal is not clear (Don't guess at bell signals) Priority 3
Always check the cable after an unusual occurrence, i.e. coming off the sheave, drug across the coping Priority 3
never move the hoist if the bell signal doesn't match the task you doing Priority 3
Always move the hoist slowly if persons are working from scaffolds Priority 2
Remember your last move Priority 3
Always communicate with the hole boss Priority 2
Keep the boom dogged when you are not using it Priority 2
If hoist gets out of control, press the E-stop Priority 3
Pay attention to the sound of your motors and pumps when lowering equipment, etc. into the shaft Priority 2
Don't let it cavitate Priority 2
Keep your attention focused on the task at hand Priority 3
Always keep an eye on the drum Priority 3
Don't put your trust in the dial indicator Priority 2
Use as a general guide
Run slabs in with the limit switch engaged
Always do a self-evaluation at the beginning of the shift for work fitness Priority 3
Ensure brake test is done prior to shift Priority 3
Test cable and chain loads prior to shift Priority 2
Don't swing and drag items on the ground with the hoist Priority 2
Always make sure you have 3 wraps left on the drum Priority 3
Don't continue operating hoist if you feel something is not right - stop and have it checked out Priority 3