Summary of Safety Messages

If you've been around the Breeze-Eastern BL-29900-30-1 external rescue hoist for the last 3-4 years, you know that there has been a flurry of safety messages that have somehow been related to that hoist. It's enough to make someone wonder if the hoist is even safe to use. This article will provide a detailed answer to that question but first, let me state unequivocally and up front that the BL-29900-30-1 hoist has served the Army for 25+ years - going all the way back to the UH-60Q days - and has had an EXCEPTIONAL safety record. There is no question…when…
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Hoist Training Opportunities

Hoist Training Opportunities

Looking for hoist training on the BL-29900-30-1 external rescue hoist (US Army)? Then don't miss out! There are many opportunities to be taken advantage of: Training on-site at Breeze-Eastern Breeze-Eastern hosts four two-day hoist maintenance workshops per year at their location in Whippany, NJ. These workshops are conducted at no cost to the attendee (unit pays TDY costs). Attendees that complete both days of training will receive a serialized Hoist Maintenance Training Certificate from Breeze-Eastern. Class sizes are limited so check the events calendar for the available courses and sign up today! Hoist Workshops hosted by PD MEDEVAC PD MEDEVAC…
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What You Need to Know About Using the Hook Eyelet

By now, everyone using the hoist should be familiar with the concept of “dynamic rollout” – a phenomenon that can occur when adverse geometry, slack in the cable, and an inadequate (or unlocked) locking mechanism combine to allow a lifting device to separate (roll out) from the hoist hook. Following a rollout event in 2016 that left a hoist rider permanently disabled, a number of incremental safety measures have been taken to remove the danger of a reoccurrence. One of the early safety measures, authorized by H-60-17-SOF-03, approved use of the hook eyelet as a primary attachment point for weights…
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