Hoists, slings and scales

Electrical Hoists

Prior to ordering hoists a risk assessment should be carried out by the prescriber who should ensure they have attended a hoist training course.

Prescribers are responsible for keeping their training updated


All hoists are assigned with 2 slings when first issued, to enable the user to retain one sling when the hoist is exchanged for planned maintenance and testing purposes. (The second sling is retained by the Community Equipment Service and used when planned maintenance is due).


There are a limited number of scales (4 in total of 2 different types) which are available to weigh clients. The scales are delivered by the Community Equipment Service driver to the users home to conduct the weighing and then immediately taken back to the CES.

Maximum loan period for a set of scales is 5 working days (Monday to Friday).