What you need - Moving and Handling
Moving and Handling is a complex yet essential part of the healthcare industry. The basics are that if risks from moving and handling exist and are managed well, there must be support from those at the top of the organisation. This can be given in a clear policy statement, supported by arrangements to ensure it is implemented. Key elements are:-
- recognition of the risks
- commitment to introducing precautions to reduce the risk
- statement of clear roles and responsibilities
- explanation of what is expected from employees
- training, providing and maintaining equipment
- monitoring compliance
- supporting people injured at work
Employers must reduce risk of injury to staff and people using care services by:
- avoiding task that could cause injury, where praticable
- assessing risks that cannot be avoided
- taking measures to reduce risk where practicable
Employees must follow appropriate systems of work and use equipment provided by:
- co-operating with their employer and let them know of any problems
- taking reasonable care to ensure their actions do not put themselves or others at risk
For more information and guidance on moving and handling and risk assessments, please follow this link to the Health and Safety Executive website:
A majority of care related equipment is subject to moving and handling due to the nature of mobility and moving from one place to another, transfering using hoists, stand aids and other assisted mobility aids.
Hoists provide a way to transfer someone with limited mobility without putting unnecesary strain on the carer or person being moved. It is always best to get professional advice and arrange an assessment before choosing a hoist. The three main types of hoist available are:
- Ceiling hoists
- Portable overhead hoists
- Mobile hoists
Please call our customer care team on 01452 528561 for more details and we can arrange for an experienced qualified technician to do an assessment visit. We can discuss the best solution for your requirements. Whether you are a private individual, charity, residential vilage or care home, we can advise on the most suitable equipment for your needs at a price to suit your budget.
Molift Air ceiling hoist
Molift Air is an innovative, functional and well-designed hoisting aid for disabled users. Combined with the Molift Rail System (MRS), Molift Air solves all hoisting situations in health care and other patient handling environments.
It is light and flexible, small, compact and easy to install.
Molift Air is suitable for sitting and horizontal transfers as well as standing and gait training situations together with the comprehensive accessory program from Molift. It is used with fixed ceiling rails, but can also be used for portable freestanding systems. Molift Air is easy to handle during installation and servicing, due to a very low weight and the clever quick release function. Molift Air offers flexible solutions such as remote control and possibilities for room-to-room transfer, due to a very low weight and the clever quick release function system. Molift Air is easy to handle during installation and servicing. Add to this the safety features, the large hoisting interval and the multiple suspension range. It is the complete solution in all health care segments.