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How to use a hoist properly?
A mobile hoist is a lifting solution, that can be used in locations where other means of lifting equipment may not fit, work or would require an exceeded amount of time. Mobile hoists enable safe, comfortable and dignified transfers for both the caregiver and the patient/resident. A mobile hoist has many uses, including lifting heavy objects in an industrial setting and is also used in hospitals.
- Read the instructions manual:
Before using your hoist, it is highly recommended that you read the instructions manual. The information in this blog will explain how you can operate and maintain the hoist, use this alongside your hoist manual.
- Check your equipment:
make sure that the hoist condition is in good working condition, and that all of the hoist parts are secured correctly.
- Use the right type of sling:
To use your hoist properly, ensure that the sling is correctly attached and secure.
- Use a hoist correctly:
- Avoid overloading:
Your hoist will have a maximum weight allowance, do not exceed this by carrying extra weighted items, Molift offer different hoists for higher weight allowances in KG and stone
- Keep a safe distance:
When using any type of hoist, with a patient keep at least two feet of space between the hoist and your body. This will prevent you from getting injured when moving others.
- Never use a hoist in wet conditions:
Carry the hoist in a carry case to protect it from bad weather, do not use the hoist outside when the weather is bad outside as it can become slippery and more prone to slipping.
How to position a mobile hoist?
- A mobile hoist should be positioned in a place that is away from any objects and ensured that it has enough space to move easily.
- The person using the hoist must be positioned facing the hoist, and be close enough to reach the hoist controls without any problems.
- A backer hoist must be leant up against something when using the hoist.
- While using the hoist and other objects the user should hold onto something solid and strong so they’re able to balance while holding or moving any objects they may need to lift.
- Be sure that the load you’re carrying is stable and secure before moving it through a mobile hoist.
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