|Topic: Safety Latches Save Lives|
|Date Issued: January 27, 2012||Date Revised:|
The following table outlines the requirements for safety latches on hooks for various types of hoisting apparatus:
Type of Crane
|Electric Overhead Travelling Cranes||Required when specified|
|Overhead Cranes||Not specified|
|Gantry Cranes||Not specified|
It is important to follow proper procedures when using hooks as their misuse may lead to a load disengaging from the hook. A falling load may cause serious injury or death.