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April 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