PA advise

Hi there,

Can anyone advise me? if we employ a PA, are they allowed to use the hoist on their own. I know if the agency have to use the hoist they have to have 2 people for health and safety. Is this the same for a PA?

Thanks Helen

Hi, I have a hoist…a ceiling one. These are okay to be used by 1 carer, but the portable ones are not so easy.

With both types of hoist a lot depends on how much the person being hoisted can do. My arms are quite strong and I can ease myself down or re-position myself if necessary.