Confined Space Hoist Systems

Confined Space Hoist Systems for Entry, Rescue, and Retrieval

Hoist systems are designed for manhole and confined space entry, retrieval, and rescue applications.   From portable hoist systems designed for quick and easy set-up, to permanent installations intended for frequent use, the safety specialists at Diversified Fall Protection can recommend a hoist system to suit your specific confined space and rescue requirements.

Design Considerations

  • Constructed from high strength, light-weight materials for ease of use.
  • Pivoting davit offers adjustment for overhead clearance restrictions.
  • Lower base design adjusts to fit most standard entries.
  • Multiple mast configurations available to match height requirements.

OSHA Regulations

  • 1926.502(d) ‘Personal fall arrest systems.’ Personal fall arrest systems and their use shall comply with the provisions set forth below. Effective January 1, 1998, body belts are not acceptable as part of a personal fall arrest system. Note: The use of a body belt in a positioning device system is acceptable and is regulated under paragraph (e) of this section.
  • 1926.502(d)(20) The employer shall provide for prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall or shall assure that employees are able to rescue themselves.

Did You Know?

A Horizontal Lifeline System must be engineered for two times the applied load in the event of a fall?