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Level 2 Award in 
Hoisting People Safely

3 hour


3 year certificate

Up to 14 people


all inclusive

Course Factsheet

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Manual Handling 


Who is it for?

This award has been specifically designed for those who work, or intend to work, in a role that involves assisting and moving people using a hoist. The course will aim to ensure the knowledge and skills required to hoist people safely whilst ensuring that the risk of personal harm is reduced and that health and dignity are retained. Ideal for health & social care setting that use ceiling hoists, portable hoists and standing hoists. 

Course Content

  • LOLER Regulations

  • Effective Communication

  • Working as a Team

  • Fitting of a Slings

  • Pre-Use Checks of the Hoists

  • Hoisting Chair to Chair

  • Hoisting Chair to Bed

  • Hoisting from the Floor

  • Different Hoisting Equipment


  • Practical application of correct technique by the learner

Learning Options

The following learning options are available for this course:​

  • In-House Training (as detailed above)

  • External Accreditation (additional costs may apply)

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