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All patient lifting devices are required to have (at least) an Annual Inspection and Certification as covered under the following standards - AS/NZS 3551:2012 (Management Programs for Medical Equipment) and
As a minimum the manufacturers service guidelines are followed when carrying out a Hoist Service - all components are thouroughly inspected for normal wear or damage. Castors are cleaned, articulated joints are checked for wear and lubricated, electrical components are checked for function, battery capacity and condition checked, cables checked for damage, overal condition of the hoist is assessed and finally a Performance and Verification check (which also includes electrcal safety) in accordance with AS/NZS 3551 and a weight test to the SWL (safe working load) using suspended weights in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 10535 is carried out.