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Providing insight into how to select the right hoisting equipment and the associated benefits, Etac R82 will be presenting a hoisting seminar for healthcare professionals and parents at Kidz to Adultz Middle.

Called ‘The Challenges of Hoisting Children,’ the seminar will be led by Colin Williams, Category Sales Manager for Overhead Hoists at Etac R82. It will take place in Seminar Room 1 at 11:30 am at the Kidz Middle exhibition, which runs from 9:30am – 4:30pm on the 21st March at the Ericsson Exhibition Hall at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Colin has worked in the healthcare industry for almost 25 years, with a speciality in moving and handling people. A passionate supporter of effective hoisting, he has provided many solutions to local authorities for domestic and social care settings. Colin has vast experience of transfer requirements within special education, care homes and acute wards. He is an IOSH approved trainer in “assisting to move people.”

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There are multiple scenarios where hoisting children can be challenging, emphasises Etac, and the practical seminar will explore a selection of possibilities which can help improve the hoisting experience. Colin will demonstrate how support, comfort and safety can be maximised by using appropriate sized or shaped sling bars.

The learning outcomes will be:

  • How to select the right equipment for a hoisting activity
  • Appreciation of how the right selection will maximise comfort, support and safety
  • Awareness of how different options will increase success in more challenging hoisting situations

Etac will be involved in the educational programme at this event. The hoisting seminar at Kidz Middle will provide a brief overview of moving and handling of children, however further in-depth sessions are available on request. Etac R82 can provide free training sessions either at its UK headquarters in Halesowen, West Midlands, or via its outreach services.

In addition, the company can be visited on Stand D1 at the exhibition, where it will display a range of paediatric assistive equipment from Etac’s trusted range of brands. Etac R82 products assist children with sitting, standing, walking, hoisting, toileting and bathing; its latest R82 innovation will also be unveiled at Kidz Middle, the Rabbit Up.

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