What is a Hoist?

Sometimes people are unable to move from one position to another without assistance. A hoist is a mechanical device that is used in healthcare to transfer physically disabled individuals from one place or position to another. Injuries (particularly back injuries) are common if manual lifting and handling of an individual is attempted due to the large strains placed on the body during this.

The provision of a hoist significantly reduces the chances of relatives and carers sustaining injuries whilst moving an individual and improves the quality of life of the individual. People who are not sufficiently trained or experienced in using a hoist may complain that hoists are time consuming to use. This is not true, with the correct training and experience using a hoist is a faster and safer method of transferring any individual.

I’ve used Disability Hoist Hire several times over the past few years and I have to say their service is absolutely fantastic!

There are many different types of hoist. The type of hoist required is dependent on numerous factors. For example; the ability of the individual to be hoisted, the weight of the individual to be hoisted, the environment in which the hoisting is to take place all need to be taken into account. At Disability Hoist Hire we provide a range of different hoists to allow us to meet the needs of every individual.

There is also a wide variety of hoist slings available on the market. Selecting the correct sling is very important and the individual should be comfortable and supportive during the lift.

Disability hoist Hire can provide all slings in different sizes, including hammock-style, divided leg, toileting/access, standing, and amputee slings.

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