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Vertical Hoist Lifting Of Service Users

24 October 2019

Ensure Vertical Hoist Lifting Of Service Users Always ensure that when hoisting service users the hoist straps and lifting motor are in a position vertically above the service user. If the hoist straps and motor are not positioned vertically above the service user, it will cause excessive wear to the hoisting equipment, can cause the […]

Categories: Accommodation, Carers, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Extra care housing, Group-based care and day services, Personal assistants, Personal care at home, Personalised support and enabling, Prevention, Replacement care services, Residential and nursing care homes, Supported living

Using Community Equipment Safely

24 October 2019

Provider staff must immediately notify a Health or Social Care professional, where they may be needing to use items of equipment with a client, in a manner for which it was not designed. Do not put excessive force on items of community equipment, or use it in any way which would put the client’s or […]

Categories: Accommodation, Carers, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Extra care housing, Group-based care and day services, Personal assistants, Personal care at home, Personalised support and enabling, Prevention, Replacement care services, Residential and nursing care homes, Supported living

Instructions to Ensure Safe Hoisting Of Service Users and Safe Use Of Gantry Hoists

24 October 2019

Always ensure that when using any hoist to transfer a service user, the hoist straps and lifting motor are in a position vertically above the service user, using slide sheets or bed to reposition them prior to lifting/lowering. If the hoist straps and motor are not positioned vertically above the service user, it will cause […]

Categories: Accommodation, Carers, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Extra care housing, Group-based care and day services, Personal assistants, Personal care at home, Personalised support and enabling, Prevention, Replacement care services, Residential and nursing care homes, Supported living

Guidance regarding Adjustment of Community Equipment

24 October 2019

Guidance – Adjustment of Community Equipment 19 Feb 2018 This guidance is issued in response to a serious incident relating to community equipment that was recently brought to the attention of the Community Equipment Service Commissioners. It is important to share the learning from this incident. Find below new guidance that will be issued to […]

Categories: Accommodation, Carers, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Extra care housing, Group-based care and day services, Personal assistants, Personal care at home, Personalised support and enabling, Prevention, Replacement care services, Residential and nursing care homes, Supported living

Community Equipment Recycling and Reuse Information

24 October 2019

How and where to return community equipment so it can be recycled and reused? Devon Community Equipment Service Community Equipment in Devon is jointly funded by the NHS & Devon County Council and is provided, on their behalf, by Millbrook Healthcare Ltd, who recycle and reuse as much equipment as possible. The service excludes Plymouth […]

Categories: Accommodation, Carers, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Extra care housing, Group-based care and day services, Personal assistants, Personal care at home, Personalised support and enabling, Prevention, Replacement care services, Residential and nursing care homes


IMPORTANT REMINDER for all staff in the use of hoists

21 October 2019

Background: There has been another recent incident where there was significant risk of injury to the individual being hoisted when a gantry hoist collapsed. There have also been several earlier incidents where gantry hoists have collapsed. No fault was found with the equipment in any of the cases. The faults were deemed to be due […]

Categories: Accommodation, Carers, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Extra care housing, Group-based care and day services, Personal assistants, Personal care at home, Personalised support and enabling, Prevention, Replacement care services, Residential and nursing care homes, Supported living

Invacare Robin Hoist Motor – Emergency Stop Function

21 October 2019

Please read the following User Guide regarding the Emergency Stop / Lowering Function on the Invacare Robin Hoist Motor. These are delivered to clients from the Devon Independent Living Integrated Service (DILIS).

Categories: Accommodation, Carers, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Extra care housing, Group-based care and day services, Personal assistants, Personal care at home, Personalised support and enabling, Prevention, Replacement care services, Residential and nursing care homes, Supported living