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Hoist and Sling Familiarisation for Occupational Therapists Foundation Level

Firwood House FIRS, Firwood House, Brassey Avenue
Admin Contact
Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (
Target Audience
Occupational Therapists
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Assessment & Care Management / ESCC Directly Provided Services
Health and Safety
Course description

This half day course practical course is aimed at Occupational Therapists within Adult Social Care and Housing, who assess and work with adults with moving and handling requirements and are assessing for and providing hoists and slings.

This is a hands-on session, looking at all aspects required in assessing for and prescribing full lifting slings. It therefore covers the variety of stock slings, pros and cons of various slings and sizing.

The session allows candidates to practice a variety of techniques to use slide sheets to assist in fitting a sling correctly.

To adhere to Covid19 regulations this face to face course will be small groups with PPE masks, aprons and gloves provided.


Training objectives

To provide practical experience for Occupational Therapists to aid them in completing moving and handling sling assessments and be familiar with the variety of styles and uses of slings.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, candidates will:

  • Have a good working knowledge of a range of slings, feel confident measuring them and fitting them.

  • Feel confident in demonstrating the use of slide sheets to carers.

Additional Information

For the practical element participants attending should be fit, dressed appropriately and able to fully participate. Footwear should be flat/ low heel and closed in toes. No flipflops. Candidates will need to wear PPE.

NB. please note there is no access to any drinks or refreshments, so candidates will need to bring their own with them.

Start Date
Monday 29 November 2021
End Date
Monday 29 November 2021
Closing Date
Sunday 28 November 2021
13:30 - 16:30
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