HoistEd Level 3: Using And Choosing Overhead Hoists

Author: Nicholas Sutedja   Date Posted:30 October 2017 

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Choosing overhead hoists is a challenging task as you need to choose the right one that matches with the needs of your patients.

That is why AMS is proud to host Aideen Gallagher’s newest seminar, HoistEd Level 3: Using and choosing overhead hoists, which will be on the 22nd of November at our Silverwater showroom.

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Course Objectives

By the end of this one day course you will be able to:

  • Identify the enablers and inhibitors of a ceiling track versus a mobile hoist;
  • Explore single track over an x-y and curved/multi-track system;
  • Recognise the key features of tracks, motors, yokes and slings;
  • Explore ceiling hoists for rehabilitation and enhancing function versus maintenance;
  • Identify the key features in assessing a client in the home; and
  • Demonstrate key procedures in bed mobility related to hoists

How will this benefit me?

At the completion of this course you will competent in the prescription of ceiling track hoists and know when to utilize them over a mobile hoist and vice versa.

In many cases you will realise that a simple tracking systems is all that is needed to solve manual handing problems and you will be clear on when you need to look at more complex tracking systems.

You will be able to communicate to both clients and stakeholders about the different options for mounting the over-head hoists. You will also be confident in explaining the different motor options for your clients and why one option may be better than the other.

When navigating the marketplace for over-head hoists you will feel more confident in your decision and be able to compare the different hoists. In turn this also means that you feel more competent in submitting an application for funding of an over-head hoist system.

It is not only knowledge that you will receive, but also a different perception towards over-head hoists as you recognize the benefits it has towards a client’s independence.

You will discover that self-hoisting can be a goal for many clients will the skills to do it and finally you will see the many uses of ceiling hoists beyond simply as a transfer tool and give you the confidence to apply your risk assessment tools to look beyond safety.


Although it is not mandatory it is advised that you have completed Level One and Two of the course.

To register please click on the button below.


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