The “Sky Cage” is a light weight, aluminum work cage constructed for ease of use and maintenance. Designed for the commercial and industrial markets, it utilizes Sky Climber’s existing compact hoist mounted underneath the cage with a redesigned, all aluminum wire winder, creating a large work space for the operators. Because the hoist is attached to the basket, it can be easily removed and serviced or used on other equipment such as modular staging or work cages. The hoist also enables operators to utilize the manual descent and has a secondary safety brake. The two-person Sky Cage has a 1,000-pound load rating, offers mid-air transfers, is portable for ease of movement, and is OSHA compliant.