Overhead Hoist Maintenance

Course Number: 
OHM 104 | * 3 CEUs

Preventive maintenance and proper repair techniques will greatly enhance the overall capabilities of overhead hoist systems. Training is the key ingredient in developing sound troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance procedures.

Our training facility, located in Pasadena, Texas, offers classroom and hands-on workbench training for personnel desiring to maintain overhead hoist systems. With an assortment of several different hoist manufacturers represented, we’ll adjust brake systems, troubleshoot electrical problems, discuss inspection criteria, and conduct pneumatic system repairs within this five day, 40-hour session, preparing personnel for everyday responsibilities as a competent hoist maintenance technician.


You will learn about:
  • Hoist Terminology and Applicable ANSI Standards
  • Lockout/Tagout/Blockout
  • Hoist Types and Maintenance/Repair Guidelines: Chain Hoists, Electric Hoists, and Pneumatic Hoists
  • Brush Adjustments
  • Load Chain Maintenance
  • Pendant Control Maintenance
  • Contactors


  • Wire Rope Replacement
  • Trolley Installation
  • Fasteners
  • NEC and CMAA Requirements
  • Tools Used
  • Inspection Form Requirements
  • Overview of Federal Regulations
  • Factors Affecting Lifting Capabilities
NOTE: Students must provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, hard hats, safety glasses, appropriate footwear, etc.