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HSE Hoisting Guide

This information sheet explains the problems associated with hoisting people and sets out guidance to deal with them. It covers fixed, mobile and overhead hoists. The advice is intended for health and social care providers or other organisations who move and handle people and will help them to comply with their legal duties.

Care Home operator fined £100,000 for hoist death

A Bupa care home company has been fined £100,000 after an elderly resident died after falling from a hoist while being moved. Irene Evans, 91, suffered head injuries in the incident at Parklands Court Nursing Home, Park Road, Bloxwich, on 31 January 2007. She died in hospital ten days later. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard two […]

Big fines after hoist death.

Two nursing home owners have been ordered to pay a total of £140,000 after a pensioner died following a fall from a hoist. A 78 year old resident fell while being moved from her bed to a chair at a Nursing Home, in Leicester. Sisters Fatima and Munira Mawji, who owned the home at the […]

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