Training in a nutshell – Safer People Handling Hoist

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Safer People Handling: Hoist

In a tweet: Learn about the important role played by hoists in the moving of people.”


It’s for you if…

  • You’ve attended the RoSPA patient manual handling trainers course – Level 3 or equivalent within the last three years, and have a recognised training qualification or extensive training experience.
  • You are responsible for implementing safe systems of work for people handling or for training and supervising staff using hoists.


5 key benefits:

  • Be confident when dealing with current legislation and case law impacting on practice relating to use of the hoist
  • Develop a strong knowledge of the types of hoists and slings that are available as well as gain the ability to conduct a hoist and sling assessment
  • Know how to explain the legislation relevant to the use of a hoist and its attachments
  • Be an expert on current best practice relating to hoist use
  • Discover the benefits of the patient/client lifting equipment available to you.

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What do I tell my boss?

“This course will help our staff feel more confident and make our residents/clients safer. It will also allow our organisation to reduce and minimise bad practice for residents/clients and carers.”


Where can I find out more?


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