Archive

2017

Advantages of using a Ceiling Track Hoists 27/04/2017

Advantages of using a Ceiling Track Hoist

There are many advantages of using a ceiling track hoist instead of a mobile hoist, in this post we will highlight some of those advantages. Ease of use One of the main advantages of using a ceiling track hoist in place of a mobile hoist is the ease of use.  A ceiling track hoist is often easier to use mainly because it does not involve pushing across carpets and manoeuvring around other environmental obstacles such as cables, rugs, furniture etc. Single handed carer use Whilst there are no laws in place... Read More

10 steps to checking a sling prior to each use 03/04/2017

10 steps to checking a sling prior to each use

Often we are asked about how to check various items of equipment, in this post we aim to give a little more insight into checking slings prior to use.  These “10 steps to checking a sling prior to each use” are essential to ensuring safe and correct use of the sling or slings. 1. Is the sling as identified in the risk assessment?  You may be familiar with the client using the sling but their needs can often change.  A care plan and risk assessment should be available at all... Read More

Matt Hampsons Top 5 Equipment Essentials for Travelling 22/03/2017

Matt Hampson’s Top 5 Equipment Essentials for Travelling

  Matt Hampson has been an ambassador of the Green Trousers website since our launch in October 2016.  Matt has kindly contributed to a piece for us to share.  We are proud to bring you “Matt Hampson’s Top 5 Equipment Essentials for Travelling”. Matt is a very busy man working tirelessly for his foundation that supports others dealing with catastrophic injuries acquired through sport.  This means he is often travelling in his specially adapted vehicle to various venues in the UK and throughout Europe.  When Matt is travelling he carries a selection of... Read More

The use of brakes with a Mobile Hoist 23/01/2017

The use of brakes with a Mobile Hoist

The use of brakes with a Mobile Hoist is often a topic visited during training sessions.  Should brakes be applied when hoisting?  When should brakes be used with a Mobile Hoist?  These are the sorts of questions being mentioned specifically. In general brakes on a Mobile Hoist should not be applied during hoisting unless stated by the manufacturer or it is stated in the handling plan.  The reason for this is because the hoist will want to move to find the centre of gravity.  If this process is prevented by... Read More

11/01/2017

Meet Matt Hampson – Green Trousers Ambassador

Green Trousers are thrilled to announce Matt Hampson as our Ambassador.  Matt is an incredible individual dedicating his time to his foundation the Matt Hampson Foundation which helps those that have suffered similar life changing sporting injuries. Since his accident in 2005 during an England Under 21 rugby training session, Matt has battled hard to live as normal a life as possible. Paralysed from the neck down and breathing via the aid of a ventilator, it is testament to him that he decided to set up the Foundation so that others... Read More