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LIFTING AIDS – WHY THE PHYSIOS AT FRANCES VORWERG OPTED FOR CEILING HOIST SYSTEMS…..

Security, safety and comfort.

These are the key words when lifting a person with disabilities. Both for the user and for the caregiver, who must also safeguard their health. Constant product development has resulted in these ceiling hoist systems to become a comprehensive, unique and cohesive system that is characterised by great flexibility. These ceiling hoist systems comprise a wide range of lifting and rail modules that can be combined with different types of hoist and lifting slings.

A lifting sling is a textile belt that the user is placed in when being lifted. The individual components can be combined to create both simple and highly complex systems.

FLEXIBILITY OF HOIST SYSTEMS

Picture 2A ceiling hoist system is extremely flexible and is designed to meet the individual needs of all users. At the same time the system makes it possible to adapt to the various architectural conditions and limitations that must be taken into account when installing a hoist. These ceiling hoist systems can be discreetly incorporated into the user’s surroundings.

In order to gain the maximum benefit of a ceiling hoist system it is important to take the system into consideration from the beginning when planning accommodation for persons with disabilities – whether this is a new building or a conversion of existing premises.

A rail system comprises one or more rails, which are installed on the ceiling, the wall or on freestanding wall studs. The rail system is constructed in modules. This makes it easy to create individual solutions and to adapt the system to existing buildings. The modules are easy to handle during installation and transport. The flexible modules also make the system suitable for recirculation.

RAIL SYSTEMS

Picture 3Rail systems can be installed anywhere. Private homes, hospitals, nursing homes, therapy clinics, riding centres and swimming pools are just some of the places where a rail system can help to improve the working environment for caregivers and heighten the quality of life for persons with disabilities. A ceiling hoist system takes up no floor space, makes little noise and is always ready for use.

BENEFITS OF CEILING HOISTS & RAIL SYSTEMS

A ceiling hoist system is often the ideal way to lift and move people from one place to another. When the lifting equipment is mounted on the ceiling/walls, you keep the floor space uncluttered and it’s much easier to get around. A lifting system of this kind can normally reach anywhere in any room. With the mechanical and moving parts discreetly out of the way, you can fit it into virtually any room, and furnishings and floor coverings are no longer a hindrance. It also saves you time, as everything you need for effective lifting and moving is always in place, ready to use as soon as its needed, with unique recharging systems for power you can always depend on. The result, more time for the care that really counts. Benefits from a ceiling hoist system are evident right from the start.

Reliable is key, and it has built-in power source for constant recharging and always on availability,

  • comfortable smooth, jerk-free starts and stops,
  • responsive prompt reaction times and dual-speed feature,
  • safe sophisticated built-in safety systems, including emergency stop and lowering,
  • intuitive ergonomically correct control unit that is comfortable and easy to use.

When you mount the lifting module in a rail on the ceiling/wall, it brings a new dimension to the caregivers working environment, with documented reductions in stress, strain and injury and a big difference to job satisfaction.

Depending on the situation, a caregiver can accomplish routine handling and lifting tasks on their own; a single caregiver.

If you’re the user, a ceiling mounted hoist starts smoothly and glides almost silently, making you feel more comfortable and safe throughout.

These lifting modules are designed for heavy lifting, with capacities of 175 to 500 kg.

 BENEFITS

  • the lifting equipment is always in place,
  • ready to use straightaway
  • the lifting height is much greater;
  • the user is held at a comfortable height
  • during the lift it gives greater freedom of movement and
  • fewer weight limitations;
  • saving space and time.
  • Modules make a perfect fit.

LIFE SPAN & MAINTENANCE

This equipment and rail systems come with a minimum 15 year life span which is achieved through quarterly services and maintenance by an accredited agent.