A manhole hook is an ideal tool for prising open manhole covers that are of medium weight and difficult to remove. The hook can also be used by one person to prise, lift and drag the cover away from the manhole.
Manhole lifter (hydraulic)
The manhole lifter will lift a manhole cover via a hydraulic action that allows a single person to lift up to 3 tonnes. However, these tools tend to be more expensive.
Magnetic manhole lifter
A magnetic manhole lifter allows one person to lift, the lifting capacity varies depending on the manufacturer.