A safe approach to hoisting

The key to safer people handling is not only an awareness of handling techniques and the correct use of equipment, but also an understanding of how moving and handling is part of health and safety for everyone – carer, patient and client – and how these fit into the wider context of risk management. In this guide, we explain how the moving and handling of people is a practical science, employing similar principles to those used in everyday manual handling.

In this learning sheet and checklist you’ll discover:

  • Obstacles associated with hoisting people
  • The correct and safe approach to using hoisting equipment
  • Best practices in handling people to minimise falling risk
  • Why maintenance and LOLER inspection matter
Medaco - A safe approach to hoisting