Blue lifting hook

A lifting hook with a safety latch.

Hook on crane at Princess Elizabeth Graving Dock, East London

Lifting hook attached to sheave suspended by wire rope from boom of crane

A lifting hook is a device for grabbing and lifting loads by means of a device such as a hoist or crane. Lifting hooks are usually equipped with a safety latch to prevent the disengagement of the lifting wire rope sling, chain or rope to which the load is attached.

Hook may have one or more built - in pulleys to amplify the lifting force.

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