Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Risks to Service users known to self-hoist and transfer using ceiling track hoists

The purpose of this Safety Notice is to alert health and social care providers to potential risks to service users whom are likely to self-hoist and transfer without the assistance of a carer(s).

It will be of particular relevance to Social Services Departments, Occupational Therapy Departments, and Health Care Providers involved in the provision of and/or maintenance of community care equipment.
The information will aid those organisations undertake suitable and sufficient risk assessments as part of their purchasing, issuing, commissioning, risk assessment, and service user review processes.

Please click this link to read the full notice on the Health and Safety Executive website

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