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Ensure you have training at your workplace in the brand of hoist used, as all hoists are different in the way they work. 

When attaching the sling to the hoist, whatever you do one side you must do the exact same thing to the other. If you are working as a team and there is another carer, communication is extremely important. 

When using any hoist you need to ensure that you are trained to use the brand that you have in your workplace. If in any doubt, please ask your manager.

If you have got a person who is very, very nervous and you bring this bit is high, it is like a monster coming towards them. So, good practice, bring the thing in low. Alright, so I just need to bring this up a little bit, and then we are going to attach you to the hoist. Alright, so first of all, I am going to attach the top bit first, okay. So whatever you do one side with the sling you do exactly the same the other side. So if you are working as a team, and there is another carer at the other side, communication is very important. Okay, so first, I am going to do this black one here. Let me just put that one on there, and it just goes through the loop. And then we are going to do exactly the same the other side. So that was the first black, let us bring that into there. Usually, there is another carer who does this. And then we need to get the legs on.

Alright, I am just going to put the same... I am going to do a yellow because when we hoist and you want the person in a seated position, you tend to do short shoulders and long legs. So you use the shorter loop at the shoulder and the longer loop at the leg. So if we put that yellow one through there. That is it. And then you are ready to be hoisted. We have assessed the situation with Keith, and he is more than capable of using the controls himself, so I will just be here to assist and support to make sure that he is safe. Okay, Keith, so when you are ready, would you like to lift yourself up using the controls? Whilst this is happening, I am just going to make sure, because this is very close to the face, that that does not hit his face, and I am also looking at the feet to make sure that they are not underneath the bars. So it is just an all-round observation of what is happening. And as you can see, the hoist moves, and that is the reason why we... That is it, Keith. You do not have to go any further. And that is the reason why we keep the brakes off so that the hoist can do what it has been designed to do, which is to find its centre of gravity. How does that feel?

Yeah, it is fine.

Yes? So, do you wanna take yourself down? Now, this is where my job comes in. So for Keith to come down, I need to make sure that he is going to get in the back of the chair. Alright, Keith, so when you are ready, I am going to get you to come in. Okay, I am watching where this is. Okay. Keep ongoing. That is lovely. Alright. Now we can disconnect. So we take the top off first and then the legs. You could have gone down a bit further to reach across you. There we go. And then, if you give me the controls, Keith, then we remove the hoist right out of harm's reach. Alright. Both the legs. And now, we would never let Keith sit in this hoist sling for no more than, say, 20 minutes. And the reason why is it is not really breathable, the material, and it has got very thick ridges on it, which would cause tissue damage. So we need to get the sling out. However, there are slings on the market which you can sit on; they are specialized slings. So sometimes if you have got somebody who is really awkward to remove slings and put slings on, they would be assessed to have slings that they can sit on all day.

Alright, so we need to get the sling out, and again, it is the reverse to what we have just done. So we get the legs, and I am just going to fold the leg in on itself and then bring that through. Okay. And then we can do exactly the same again, so we just get the leg folded through, and then out it comes. Then what we do is, I will just say to Keith, "Just lean forward for me." And then the sling comes out.