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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.


Hoist sling and sliding sheet purchase information

PECOS ordering details for patient specific hoist, standing aid slings and sliding sheets can be found here (NHGGC logged in users only)


Moving & handling equipment service and LOLER inspection schedules

NHSGGC's patient hoists and standing aids are currently serviced every six months by Drive DeVilbiss (Sidhill). When you go to use the hoist or standing aid, as well as your normal pre-use checks, if it does not have an up to date service sticker attached to it, please report this to your local estates department.

NHSGGC's patient hoists, standing aids and slings are inspected as per the Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), that is, every six months. Currently the inspections are undertaken by Zurich. When you go to use the hoist, standing aid or sling, as well as your pre-use checks, if it does not have an up to date inspection sticker attached to it, please take the equipment out of use and report this to your local estates department.

Bed Maintenance Programme

NHSGGC's patient beds are serviced annually. This programme started in March 2018 and is currently undertaken by Drive DeVilbiss (Sidhill). When the bed has been serviced a label will be placed on the bottom of the bed frame towards the foot end left wheel.

Reporting of faults to beds can be found here


Moving & handling hoisting user guides

The sections below provide user guides for hoists, slings, beds and trolley's in use within NHSGGC. At the bottom of this section are various short video clips related to the use of equipment

  • A compatibility risk assessment for using third party slings with hoists can be found here
  • A compatibility statement for the use of disposable slings from Lisclare can be found here
  • A checklist for using hoists can be found here


Passive Mobile Hoists

Passive Overhead Hoists

Active Hoists (Standing Aids)

Slings - Passive & Overhead Hoists

Slings - Standing Aids





Floor Recovery



Last Updated: 06 December 2021