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When it comes to hoisting patients, there is a lot of information out on the web which determines both what you should and shouldn't do. Ultimately in the event of something going wrong, it's the HSE that will carry out a thorough investigation and determine who was responsible. But what documents should you be reading?

Here are some of the HSE documents that we would recommend you read:

Getting to grips with hoisting people

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998: Open learning guidance

Safe use of lifting equipment

Lifting equipment at work

Thorough examination of lifting equipment

How the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations apply to health and social care

Safe use of work equipment