Different types of hoist are commonly used in adult social care as a manual handling aid for disabled service users or for service users who lack mobility. Their safe maintenance and use by appropriately trained staff is essential if accidents are to be avoided.

This topic provides information about the use of hoists and includes sections on types of hoist, procurement, safe use, maintenance and staff training.

Related information can be found in the topics on Moving and Handling and Equipment.

Employers' Duties

Adult social care employers must:

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