A ceiling hoist /lift system is often the most comfortable and effective way to lift and move people. Mounting the lifting device on the ceiling frees up floor space and makes it much easier to get around. A ceiling lift system saves you both time and resources because everything you need for lifting or moving is always close to hand. It is a well-documented fact that the use of ceiling lift systems reduces the amount of strain, over-exertion and injuries – and this means less sick leave and greater work satisfaction for carers.
Guldmann ceiling hoist systems are designed for heavy lifting with capacities of 175–500 kg / 385-1,100 lbs. They are effortless to operate and provide exceptional freedom of movement. In most cases, this means a single carer is able to carry out day-to-day lifting and moving tasks without assistance, freeing up more time to care for the individual user.
Get Started with A Consultation from HLS Healthcare
When you’re installing a hoist that alters the structure of your facility or property in some way, it’s important to begin by engaging a specialist team, such as HLS Healthcare.
We will examine your ceilings, floors, and walls to make sure that the track can be mounted as safely and conveniently as possible.
Once we have determined that you have the right structural integrity in your facility to support a tracking system, we will consider how many tracks are needed throughout the property and where they should be located, such as around bathrooms and beds.
Install Your Ceiling Mounts
Architects and clients need to work together to consider the needs of the end-user, and the structure of the rooms that the ceiling hoist might need to move through. Standard joists in your facility won’t necessarily be strong enough to withstand the weight of a hoisting system and a user combined, which means that you’ll need additional support in place. Usually, in rooms where timber joists have been used in the ceiling, the easiest way to properly install a tracking system is with the use of load-spreading beams that can span over the joists.
Implementing the Hoist Tracking
Once you know that the ceiling is strong enough to manage the implementation of a ceiling hoist, you’ll be able to think about the tracking itself. If your user requires moderate coverage from their hoist, then you should be able to consider installing a straight track with a few optional extra features. This will give the user the freedom to move to any point along their track with comfort and convenience.
The key to successful hoist tracking is in making sure that you understand exactly what the end-user(s) needs.
Identify the need for ceiling lift solution:
- How many lifts are needed each day?
- How long does the lifting take?
- How many helpers are needed?
- Should the ceiling lift system always be available?
- Should the ceiling lift system be available in every room?
Once you understand whether your user will be using their hoist to get in and out of bed, or into the bath, you can think about making sure that you have the right features in need to ensure the safety, comfort, and independence they need.
Tell us what you need and what you would like in a ceiling lift system – HLS Healthcare can deliver the exact solution to suit your particular needs.
If you have any questions about ceiling hoists or to any of our health care solutions please contact us directly on 1300 931 893