Overhead Pendant Hoist Safety program will focus on overhead rail mounted hoists. Many organizations make use of overhead or also known as pendant hoists. This versatile equipment is typically used to safely maneuver heavy loads around shops, treatment plants, pump stations, and other locations. For the purpose of this short video, we will be focusing on overhead rail mounted hoists. Of these types of hoists, some of the most common operating systems are electric, pneumatic, and hand operated chain hoists.