This year, Joerns exhibited at the Occupational Therapy Show for the first time. Taking place on the 26th & 27th November at the NEC, Birmingham for only the second consecutive year, it is already the UK’s largest dedicated CPD education and trade event for Occupational Therapists. It has gained huge support and promises to be a key event for Oxford and Joerns Healthcare in the future.

Joerns show-cased their latest products over the two days, to a large audience, anticipated to be in excess of 3,000 Occupational Therapists, helping them gain a stronger understanding and insight into the products they are purchasing and of course best practice.

At this year’s show, Julia Love, RGN, ONC and Registered member of NBE, presented a thirty minute seminar entitled “Guidance for safer sling selection”. The session was co-organised and sponsored by Joerns/Oxford and was by some way, the biggest draw in the Innovation Theatre across the two days.

The session was designed to provide up-to-date information on the dangers relating to hoisting people along with some simple guidelines for safer practice to prevent accidents, based on balanced risk assessment and safer systems of work.

The session was captured on video and will be available to view on the Joerns website shortly.

Julia worked closely with Joerns in helping to create our Hoist Identification Tool, designed to assist health and social care workers who have the responsibility of generic manual handling risk assessments. It offers guidance to ensure both suitable and sufficient equipment is available to meet assessed needs relating to any ward, department, unit or facility.

The tool can also be used to demonstrate to line managers and budget holders that an adequate assessment process has taken place, and also to support a business case for manual handling equipment provision.

To request copies of the Hoist Identification Tool brochure, call Customer Services on 0844 811 1156.

For more information on the Occupational Therapy Show, click here.

Published: 1st December 2014