Hoist Training – One Day Course

Location – AdaptAbility Training Centre, Navan

Healthcare staff work with various types of manual handling equipment in order to help people to transfer safely. Healthcare assistants may need to use a standing hoist, manual hoist or overhead hoist as well a number of different slings in the course of their working day. It is vital that staff feel confident using these aids and are able to identify the warning signs if a piece of equipment or sling is no longer suitable.

Workshop allows hands on practice and an opportunity to use a variety of hoists and slings.

This course is suitable for

Health professionals
Health care assistants
Special needs assistants
Home support workers

This course is designed for anyone working with hoists in hospitals, healthcare settings, nursing homes, schools or client’s homes.
Participants should have completed people handling training prior to attending.

*Lunch included*

The course covers:

Relevant health and safety legislation
Risk assessments Moving & Handling Plans
Active V Passive hoists
Criteria for each hoist
Environmental considerations
Slings – different types and sizes
Hoist maintenance

The course teaches

How to use a stand transfer aid
How to use a Sit to Stand hoist
How to recognise when a Sit to Stand hoist is no longer safe
How to use a mobile hoist
Fitting a sling to a person in bed
Fitting a sling to a person in a chair
How to lift from the floor with a mobile hoist
How to use an overhead hoist
How to use a hoist to help position someone into a chair
How to recognise when a sling is no longer suitable or does not fit properly