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Practical Hoisting

Who is this course for

For care staff in the public and private sector and family members assisting moving and handling.


What Does the Course Include?

Course content covers the relative theory elements adopting a person centred approach with consideration to psycho-social impacts of hoisting, hoist anatomy and safe use of hoists, types and consequences of injury, principles of effective movement, legislation (responsibilities and duties) and risk assessment.

Practical elements covered:
  • Applying/removing a sling (seated and lying transfers)
  • Range of transfers and problem solving.

Upon completion of the course delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.


How this course will benefit me or my employer

Delegates will gain a practical understanding, ability and confidence in hoist safety, the opportunity to become familiarised with and use a range of mobile hoist equipment with a wide range of slings (loop and clip attachment, standard universal, in chair, para-silk types and others). Ceiling track is available upon request.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding employee responsibilities (legal)
  • Risk assessment
  • Safety in hoist use
  • Current practice
  • Reflect and evaluate on course learning


Practical Hoisting

£65.00 per person + VAT

Recommended Refresher date 2 years

Course Code PH10


01743 250 820

01743 250 826



This course is held at our Training suite at the Lantern in Shrewsbury. The building has onsite parking and cafe facilities.