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What’s the point of goods hoists? – Part 1: The Doors

When should you consider goods hoists instead of passenger lifts? The first question to consider is: What am I moving? The next consideration is the doors.

Safety features to insist on – Part 1: Safety Gear

As decision-makers, we have a responsibility to protect other people. One of the ways to do this is to insist on safety gear for your goods hoists.

South Africa’s goods hoist regulations – Part 1: The Basics

There is a lot of unnecessary confusion in South Africa when it comes to the goods hoist regulations.

However, the short version is fortunately very simple…

What’s the point of goods hoists? – Part 2: Floor Area

Following on from part 1, another critical advantage of goods hoists over passenger lifts is that the floor area is not tied to the unit’s capacity.

Safety features to insist on – Part 2: Engineers

Another major factor to consider is whether or not your unit was actually designed and checked by an engineer.

South Africa’s goods hoist regulations – Part 2: Can I import from China?

While it is certainly possible to import a non-compliant goods hoist, it is unlikely that everything will work out in the long run.

What’s the point of goods hoists? – Part 3: Cost

When moving goods between floors, the cost of your lifting equipment naturally has to be factored in, along with safety and long term reliability.