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Moving and Handling: Exploring Hoists and Their Many Uses

Whether you work in the construction industry, the automotive industry or in a warehouse, you might have used a hoist before. This is an essential piece of equipment in many different working environments – enabling workers to move loads quickly and effortlessly, whilst taking the physical strain off of them and helping to prevent accidents. 

Here at Cherry Picker, we have put together this post to tell you more about hoists and how they can benefit moving and handling, alongside their many other uses. Cherry Picker is Ireland’s largest provider of all makes and models of powered access machinery, and we also specialise in hiring equipment which includes our range of hoists. For further information on our hoist hire here at Cherry Picker – visit our website today.  

What Is a Hoist?

A hoist is a commonly-used mechanical lifting device. It is used to lift heavy and large objects, and vertically move them to a desired location. A hoist is designed to transport materials, tools and also people to areas that are not easily accessible without this piece of equipment. It can lift, move and lower loads with ease, which can streamline operations in many industries. 

Which Industries use Hoists?

Hoists are used in a variety of different industries, with one of the most common being construction. You often find hoists on construction sites, as they tend to be used in the building or renovation of homes and commercial buildings. 

They are also used in a wide range of other industries where lifting and moving loads is required on a regular basis. They can be found in logistics and warehousing industries to move heavy materials and equipment, as well as in the automotive and manufacturing industries. 

What Can Hoists be Used For? 

Hoists can be used to move a wide variety of materials, from bricks to engines – to help make the moving and lifting process easier and more efficient. They take the strain off of workers and help to prevent common injuries from occurring when moving heavy materials or loads. 

They also make the process of moving loads a lot easier and quicker, which can save time and increase productivity. Not to mention, they can help to prevent accidents as they make the lifting and moving process much safer.

Interested in Hiring a Hoist?

We hope that this short post has taught you more about hoists and their many uses. If you’re looking to hire a hoist, explore the Cherry Picker website today. We have over two decades of experience providing customers across Ireland with hoist hire, so we are perfectly placed to provide you with the hoist you require for your business.

Here at Cherry Picker, we specialise in providing affordable, high-quality hoist hire to meet the exact needs of a variety of businesses. We have a dedicated team that works exclusively on the rental of our aerial platforms, which includes our hoists, boom lifts, scissor lifts, and various other access platforms, so you will be in very good hands.

We have a wide variety of hoists available for hire in a range of different sizes too and you won’t struggle to find the perfect hoist for your needs. We will work closely with you to source the right lifting equipment for your workplace and job, ensuring that you are well-equipped to make your job easier and more efficient. 

Flexible Hire Options 

We provide our customers with flexible hire options and you can hire a hoist for as long or as little as needed. We provide daily rental, weekly rental or even long-term rental if required. This makes our services more affordable as you will only be paying for a hoist whilst you are using it, and can return it to us once your job is complete. We also provide a delivery and collection service for all hired access platforms, streamlining the hiring process. 

If you’d like to hire a hoist from Cherry Picker, you can get in touch with our team today. We welcome you to fill out our online contact form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your requirements. You can also reach us by giving us a call on +353 1 835 4788 or sending us an email to

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries regarding our hoist hire, our friendly team is always happy to answer any questions that you might have.