What Are Ceiling Hoists and How Are They Installed?

A ceiling hoist 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 hoist 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 hoist 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 the day-to-day lifting and moving tasks without assistance, freeing up more time to care for the individual user.


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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.


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