A rugged, versatile and economical hoist for lifting, lowering and positioning of personnel and materials, the Lynx Hoist is intended to be used in confined space application that require lifting/lowering of materials or personnel. Designed for a maximum workload of 310 lbs for personnel (10:1 design factor) and 620 lbs for materials (5:1 design factor), the Lynx personnel/material hoist provides an all steel construction with an internal shock absorber that operates even when usable length of line is fully extracted. Side, boom and socket mount hoists have integral brackets for attachment to the Lynx tripod, davit systems, and qualified anchorage connectors. Each unit has a galvanized or stainless steel wire rope line with a self-locking swivel snaphook. An optional air drive adapter enables powered lifting and lowering with separate air-powered drive assembly.