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 The Importance of Hoist LOLER and Service

 The Importance of Hoist LOLER and Service



Patient handling in healthcare settings is a delicate and crucial task. It requires careful consideration of the patient’s comfort, dignity, and, most importantly, safety. One of the key tools in this process is a patient hoist, which assists in lifting and transferring patients who may have limited mobility or are unable to move independently.

However, the use of patient hoists comes with its own set of risks and challenges. These include potential equipment failure, incorrect use leading to patient injury, and the need for regular maintenance and service. To address these concerns, the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) were introduced in the UK in 1998. These regulations set out the requirements for the safe use of lifting equipment, including patient hoists, in the workplace.

The LOLER regulations require that all lifting equipment, including patient hoists, undergo regular thorough examinations by a competent person. These examinations are designed to identify any defects or issues that could compromise the safety of the equipment. In addition to these regular examinations, LOLER also requires that patient hoists be inspected before each use to ensure that they are in safe working condition.

Regular servicing and maintenance of patient hoists are essential to ensure their continued safe operation. This includes checking for signs of wear and tear, lubricating moving parts, and replacing any worn or damaged components. Regular servicing can also help to identify any potential issues before they become serious problems, reducing the risk of equipment failure and patient injury.

In addition to LOLER requirements, healthcare facilities should also have their own policies and procedures in place for the safe use of patient hoists. This includes providing training to staff on the correct use of the equipment, ensuring that hoists are used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, and providing appropriate supervision and support to staff when using patient hoists.

The importance of patient hoist LOLER and service cannot be overstated. These regulations and practices help to ensure the safety and well-being of both patients and healthcare workers. By following LOLER requirements and implementing regular servicing and maintenance, healthcare facilities can minimize the risk of equipment failure and patient injury and provide a safer and more comfortable environment for patients.

At 24 NRG Group, we understand the critical role that patient hoists play in healthcare settings. That’s why we offer nationwide LOLER and servicing of hoists to ensure the safety and reliability of these essential pieces of equipment.

Our team of highly trained and experienced engineers is available to conduct thorough LOLER examinations and servicing of patient hoists at healthcare facilities across the country. We understand the importance of compliance with LOLER regulations and work diligently to ensure that all hoists are in safe working condition.

In addition to LOLER examinations and servicing, we also offer a unique portal and QR system that allows healthcare facilities to easily manage their hoist maintenance schedules and access important documentation. This system provides a convenient and efficient way to track hoist servicing and ensure that all equipment is up to date and compliant with LOLER regulations.

To learn more about our nationwide LOLER and servicing of hoists, please contact us for a free site survey and demonstration of our portal and QR system. Our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and support to healthcare facilities, and we look forward to working with you to ensure the safety and reliability of your hoists.

Tel: 03452 999 999