What are Hoists Used for?

Hoists are mainly used for health and social care purposes. It’s a device that lifts the patient from a seated position to another spot – such as the shower chair, chair, or bed. Particular hoists can even carry the patients and perform various lifting operations.
They exist in two main varieties, manual hoists, and powered hoists. Manual hoists have a significant advantage of being easily transportable, along with the generally lower price than a stationary hoist.

However, manual hoists often experience damage and regular wear and tear from constant use, and they can be relatively tricky to use. That being said, powered hoists usually come with a more expensive price tag than the manual variety.

Powered hoists need to have an energy source they get the energy from, such as a socket or battery.


Hoists are always associated with versatility, and their goal is to help people out in many different situations. In health care, hoists are extremely useful to the medical staff, as they allow the team to move the patient without causing the patient much discomfort or pain. Hoists make bathing and moving the patients around the hospital immensely more manageable, and they also serve as lifting equipment.

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For regular use, various mobile hoists can be found at public toilets, schools, hospice and care homes, pools, and in the patient’s own home to assist carers and patients.

Even though most hoists are relatively easy to use, the carer and the patient need to learn the patient safety training and seek advice before using the electric hoist to avoid healthcare related injuries. Certain patients need complex care, so it’s essential to receive suitable training to ensure the patient is completely safe when using the mechanical device.

Post time: Dec-27-2022