As part of its ongoing educational programme, Etac R82 will be hosting a series of free workshops for professionals responsible for specification and installation of Molift ceiling track patient hoists.

The ‘Overhead Hoisting Problem Solving Workshops’ will be available across the UK early in 2019 and are focused on solving the challenges of hoist specification and procurement. Professional attendees will learn methods to resolve practical problems so the most effective and efficient solution is installed in care homes, hospitals, special schools and rehabilitation facilities.

Exact workshop dates, locations and venues are to be confirmed. However, regions will include the Midlands, North West, Home Counties and London.

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The workshops will focus on a variety of topics, including: how to assess for an overhead ceiling track hoist, key positioning points for pick up and transfer, carer needs, practical hoisting scenarios and mobile hoists vs straight track vs traverse systems.

Overhead Hoist Specialist Colin Williams will be leading the course, who has worked in the healthcare industry for almost 25 years, with a speciality in moving and handling people.

He has provided many hoisting solutions to Local Authorities for domestic and social care settings and has vast experience of transfer requirements within special education, care homes and acute wards. He is also an IOSH approved trainer in “assisting to move people”.

R82 UK Ltd is an Etac Group company supplying R82, Etac, Molift, Star Cushions, Immedia and Convaid branded products in the UK and Ireland. Its range of assistive products for disabled children and adults includes wheelchairs, buggies, standing, walking, toileting and bathing aids as well as manual and mechanical transfer aids.

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