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"Hoist" With forearm vertical, forefinger pointing up, move hand in small horizontal circles

“Hoist” With forearm vertical, forefinger pointing up, move hand in small horizontal circles

Lower- With arm extended downward, forefinger pointing down, move hand in small horizontal circles.

Lower- With arm extended downward, forefinger pointing down, move hand in small horizontal circles.

Use main hoist - Tap fist on head; then use regular signals.

Use main hoist – Tap fist on head; then use regular signals.

Use whipline - Tap elbow with one hand; then use regular signals.

Use whipline – Tap elbow with one hand; then use regular signals.

Raise Boom - Arm extended, finger closed, thumb pointing upward.

Raise Boom – Arm extended, finger closed, thumb pointing upward.

Lower Boom - Arm extended, finger closed, thumb pointing downward.

Lower Boom – Arm extended, finger closed, thumb pointing downward.

Move Slowly - Use one hand to give any motion signal and place other hand motionless in front of hand giving the motion signal. (Hoist slowly shown as example.)

Move Slowly – Use one hand to give any motion signal and place other hand motionless in front of hand giving the motion signal. (Hoist slowly shown as example.)

Raise the boom and lower the load - Arm extended, fingers closed, thumb pointing upward, other arm bent slightly with forefinger pointing down and rotate hand in horizontal circles.

Raise the boom and lower the load – Arm extended, fingers closed, thumb pointing upward, other arm bent slightly with forefinger pointing down and rotate hand in horizontal circles.

Lower the boom and raise the load - Arm extended, fingers closed, thumb pointing downward, other arm with forearm vertical, forefinger pointing upward and rotate hand in horizontal circles.

Lower the boom and raise the load – Arm extended, fingers closed, thumb pointing downward, other arm with forearm vertical, forefinger pointing upward and rotate hand in horizontal circles.

 

By: Raf Rangel

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