Hoist Runway Beam Design, Supply, Installation, Inspection, Load Test & LOLER Certification

Hoist & Winch design, supply, install, load test & LOLER Certify hoist runway beam systems to meet customers individual requirements in all industries.

Where possible and subject to building structure verification we can often design a solution which involves fixing a new hoist runway beam to the customer’s existing steel building frame. This is quite often the case for modular steel buildings found in heavy process industries such as Cement, Chemical and Pharmaceutical works.

In these case’s as the existing building structure is generally designed to support heavy plant additional hoist runway beams can be installed to carry relatively high safe working loads.

For conventional portal frame design buildings it is also sometimes possible to install a new hoist runway beam supported from the building portal frame structure although in these cases the permissible safe working loads will generally be lower than for modular steel buildings described above.

Where it is not possible to utilise the existing building structure to support a new hoist runway beam we can design a totally  free standing goal post type structure which is bolted to a concrete  floor using suitable anchors or in some cases a design solution which uses a combination of free standing goalposts and the existing building structure.

Subject to floor foundation loading verification a totally free standing goal post type structure can be designed to carry relatively high safe working loads to suit the customer’s needs.

Hoist runway beams can be straight, feature bends or completely circular to suit the application requirements.

As part of the design process Hoist & Winch calculate the required hoist runway beam sizes for the safe working load to be carried  and these calculations will form part of the project file and be used as a basis for the load testing procedure carried out on completion of Installation .

Where calculations are required to verify the suitability of an existing building structure or floor foundation the customer will often arrange this themselves by consulting the building architect. However, if this is not possible we can engage a suitable Structural or Civil Engineer to survey the building and provide the necessary design calculations. 

Once the design is complete a General Arrangement Drawing approval procedure is carried out with the customer which includes the selected hoist unit dimensional details in order that all dimensional clearances are thoroughly checked to ensure that the system installed will perform the required lifting tasks.

Following approval of the General Arrangement Drawing the system is fabricated and installed on site using our own team of suitably trained Site Engineers.  Where possible installation is carried out using general rigging equipment supported from the existing building structure whilst in some cases the customers own fork-lift truck or telehandler may also be used. When the latter is not possible or practical then a suitable mobile crane or other item of specialist lifting equipment will be hired in for the duration of the steelwork erection aspect.

On completion of all Installation work, Hoist & Winch will carryout the required Inspection and load testing procedure and issue LOLER Certification to allow the system to be put into service.

See Hoist & Winch case study examples by clicking the following links:

Cemex Top Floor Pack Area link

Cemex under dome link 

Cemex Turnkey Hire Project Link   

How much does delivery cost?

There are three parcel sizes: small, medium and large. Prices, based on location, for each parcel size are as shown below.

Small: 0 to 20 kg

Medium: 20 kg to 40 kg

Large: 40 kg +

There is only one parcel charge per order.

Your delivery charge is calculated during checkout.






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Freight Delivery

UK Mainland


Export orders outside of UK mainland your carriage cost will be quoted separately after order placement. For very large order sizes, we reserve the right to re-quote the delivery charge before acceptance and shipment of your order.

When will I receive my order?

We will make contact with you to arrange a delivery time upon receipt of your order either by telephone or email; we will endeavour to deliver at the agreed time however, we cannot guarantee delivery dates and times as these may be affected by circumstances outside our control.

We will do our best to contact you if we are forewarned of delays.

Stock items should normally be delivered within 5 working days from date of order placement, but it may often be sooner. For non-UK-Mainland orders, delivery time may be longer.  For items currently out of stock delivery will usually be within 28 days.

For urgent orders please check for an up to date delivery time prior to order by either emailing [email protected] or telephone: 08450 171 126

Will all of my goods be sent at the same time?

We will pick all your items together and ship your order at the same time. However, depending upon the size of the order we may ship the order in more than one package. Consequently you may not receive all of the goods/packages at the same time. If you order an item which is marked 'pre-order' we will not usually dispatch your order until your whole order is ready. Please let us know if you'd like part of your order dispatching sooner, and we will of course be happy to help.

When do you normally attempt deliveries?

Small and medium parcels are usually sent by Courier. Large parcels are sent by a Pallet network courier, who deliver Monday to Friday, typically between 8:00am and 5:30pm.

Gaining Access to Delivery Address

If we are unable to gain access to the agreed delivery address we will return the goods to our warehouse and make contact with you to re-arrange delivery.  Unfortunately in these circumstances we may have to charge you a further delivery fee

How do I track my delivery's progress?

Please contact our sales team on [email protected]

Where will my order will be delivered?

Delivery will be made to the address of the registered debit/card holder used to place the order.  Alternatively, an alternative delivery address can be agreed post order, please contact via email: [email protected]


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Hoist Runway Beam Design, Supply and Installation


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