Safe & Reliable Loading with Olsen Below-the-Hook Devices

With only the highest quality products and equipment, Olsen Chain & Cable provides the sales and service of below-the-hook equipment that will secure your load and keep your jobsite safe.

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Our brand quality and safety-rated below-the-hook equipment provides you with reliability you need and the service you depend on. We have adjustable beams, lifting beams, M&W brand spreader beams, skyhooks, pickers, and hoist lifting attachments and will guarantee and service all of our products.

Below-the-Hook Devices:

  • Spreader Beams
  • Adjustable Beams
  • Lifting Beams
  • Forklift Attachements
  • Material Handing
  • Personel Baskets
  • Custom Lifting Devices
  • Pickers
  • Skyhooks
  • Operate independently from trolleys, cranes, and carrier hooks
  • Move loads with less slipping, sliding, or edge damage
  • Give lower headroom between the load and the hoist (ideal for low ceilings)

How to Choose an Olsen Below-the-Hook Device

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Most below-the-hook lifting devices withstand oil and grease and resist many chemicals, including most bleaching agents and acids. Over time, however, chemically active environments (liquids, solids, vapors or fumes) can corrode lifting devices and degrade strength.

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Extremely high or low temperatures can affect below-the-hook lifting devices. Contact us for guidance.

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Ensure that the fitting is the proper shape and size. See ASME standards on proper fit.

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OSHA follows ASME standards for loads based on material strength, design factor, type of hitch, angle of loading and fabrication efficiency. Never exceed the working load limit and avoid shock loads. Refer to ASME standards for below-the-hook lifting devices rated loads.

Use & Care

  • Do not use below-the-hook lifting devices with loads above the rated load capacities on the tag.
  • Store devices away from potential mechanical or corrosive damage, moisture and extreme temperatures.
  • Properly hitch all rigging, pad sharp edges, balance loads, don’t drag devices and inspect devices daily and according to ASME guidelines.


Have each person who will use your below-the-hook lifting device know and follow its type of load and rated capacity. Contact us for clarification. Follow other safe operation procedures, including selecting the right device, keeping people safe distances away from the device and its load during movement, properly rigging loads and inspecting all devices and hooks daily and according to ASME guidelines.

Inspection & Replacement

Follow these ASME guidelines, which hinge on designating a qualified person to inspect devices each day before use, looking for:

  • Missing or unreadable ID tag
  • Damage, including rust, kinks, corrosion
  • Excessive abrasive wear
  • Broken or damaged hooks

Do not use worn or damaged devices. Discard or repair them. Use damaged devices only after they are repaired, reconditioned, and proof tested by the sling manufacturer or a qualified person. Keep certificates of proof test. You may also use Olsen Chain & Cable’s lifting equipment inspection services.

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Avoid downtime and safety hazards with our lifting equipment inspection services. 

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Get equipment fixed right the first time with our hoist and hydraulic pump refurbish services.

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Balance budgets and regulations with our OSHA compliance consulting.

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