Disability hoist hire source, test, train, deliver and repair with health and safety in mind. Disability hoist hire operate to the highest British and International quality service standards. Click on the following link to download our company Health & Safety policy: Health & Safety Policy.
Employers Health and Safety Responsibilities
All of our hoist equipment and training complies with The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Employers have a responsibility to provide hoisting equipment as stated in the Manual Handling Regulations 1992. The Manual Handling Regulations say that your employer must allow you to:
Avoid manual handling wherever possible, eg by using hoists or other equipment.
Assess the risks and reduce them as far as is reasonably practicable.
Disability Hoist Hire recommends that a risk assessment is performed for all individuals with reduced mobility. We also recommend that you:
Have an overall policy for risk management and how this should fit in to each care plan.
Provide carers with adequate training in safer handling techniques, use of equipment and provide regular refresher training.
Supply assistive devices, such as hoists, wheelchairs and walking/standing aids, and maintain them properly.
A good risk assessment will include:
Details of the client's height, weight and abilities.
Recommended ways of moving clients for each individual transfer (chair to bed, bed to chair, chair to bath, bath to chair etc).
The minimum number of staff needed for each task.
Transfer arrangements for both day and night-time care.