Healthcare training professionals

Hoisting for the Health/Care industry

Course Information

Course Aims

This course provides hands on, practical training on hoists which are used within the care environment. It is specific to the organisation and training will be given on equipment which is actually used. Under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), the employer must ensure that work equipment is suitable, maintained and inspected under Lifting of Loads Equipment Regulations (LOLER) They must also provide employees with adequate information and instruction. The equipment should only be used by personnel who have received suitable and sufficient training.

Course Duration

This course is run over a period of 3 hours. The timing and duration is flexible to your requirement.

Course Content

Checking equipment to ensure it is cleaned, maintained and in a safe condition.
Suitability of equipment for clients needs
Maintaining clients dignity and independence when using the equipment
Principles of risk assessment
Demonstrate appropriate slings (Different slings for different tasks)
Practical session using equipment for specific tasks (bed transfers, floor transfers, seat transfers, toilet transfers
Correct use of slings (eg toileting sling, hammock sling, universal sling, bathing sling, quickfit deluxe sling)
Using correct size of sling appropriate to the client.

Course Certification

An attendance certificate is awarded on completion of the course; this is subject to satisfaction of the instructor and the end of course practical assessments.


The price for this course is 250 for 8 people + 20 for any additional people, discounts available for larger groups.

Feedback about this course

"Good course - really useful to know exactly how hoist works and how to lift safely"
- Fareham , June 2011