In busy care environments, multiple patient hoists that use the same type of battery pack can cause issues with downtime, out-of-action equipment, and risk of failure whilst in use. Get more life out of your hoist batteries with these steps.
Prolong the lifespan of your patient handling equipment
7 maintenance tips to prolong the lifespan of your patient handling equipment in between your annual service, LOLER Inspection and Planned Preventative Maintenance. In fact, these checks should be carried out regularly before use.
How to use patient hoist weighing scales correctly
Do you find you get varied or inaccurate readings when using hoist weighing scales? This video covers how to use hoist weighing scales correctly and record accurate readings every time.
8 Things to check before calling out an engineer
Whenever there’s an engineer callout, there is a cost involved for their time, travel, and parts. Yet many potential callouts for patient handling equipment can be avoided with a little self-help.
How to Carry out Six Hoist Safety Checks Prior to Each Use
Mobile hoists and ceiling hoists have become an essential part of moving and handling equipment for many patients and carers in domestic and acute care settings. Make sure you are carrying out these safety checks prior to each use.
This video highlights several safety checks you should put in place that ensure the hoists remain safe for both the service user and their carers.
5 Quick & Easy Sling Checks
Slings, like hoists, come under the LOLER regulation 1998, which means they need to be visually inspected every 6 months by a competent person.
However, a lot can change with slings within a 6-month period especially in a high usage environment, so what is really important is that before each and every sling transfer is made, the carer carrying out the transfer must visually inspect the sling before they use it.
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