Moving and handling people
These DLF factsheets provide general advice on topics such as features to look for when choosing different items of moving and handling equipment such as mobile or overhead hoists. However, if you want detailed information on specific types of equipment that can help you, you should contact DLF's Helpline or visit relevant sections of DLF's website Living made easy such as equipment to help you move in bed or equipment to help getting in and out of bed.
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If you are a healthcare professional you might also wish to attend Moving & Handling People, the premier moving and handling people event of the year, featuring 3 plenary and 4 concurrent sessions, 4 practical problem-solving workshops and a large exhibition with New Products Gallery and Professional Resource Centre. Pre-conference New Products Workshops offer delegates the opportunity to see and discuss the latest new equipment as well as products in development and bespoke equipment. For further information visit www.movingandhandlingpeople.co.uk
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If you are an institution looking to distribute to a number of people, you may do so freely provided that the Factsheets are not altered in any way.
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