Choosing the right lifting apparatus is an important decision, as effective moving and handling requires specialist knowledge and a degree of security to ensure the person remains comfortable, well supported and maintains their dignity throughout.
Whether slings and hoists are required for hospital or residential use, they need to be carefully matched with the user and in the case of multiple use, they should be flexible, with a range of features to allow for continued professional usage.
Things to think about are whether the device has an emergency stop facility and whether or not it folds down. In the case of multiple use, hoists need to have a high maximum weight capacity to cater to various users. Products can be found with either electric or hydraulic supply and this may be a consideration too.