Closomat has come up with a solution designed to overcome structural limitations in the provision of lifting aids for disabled people.
A growing number of specifiers in the public sector are making use of ceiling track hoists in accordance with health and safety guidelines and an increasingly obese population.
Specifiers in domestic, residential care and public settings are making use of ceiling hoists, particularly in Changing Places facilities, which are being installed in a variety of different buildings.
But often structural considerations make installing a hoist track to the ceiling or walls difficult.
Closomat says it has the ability to supply and install a full room hoist system that can be supported on discreet yet robust stanchions, meaning ceiling and wall obstructions and load limitations can be overcome.
Closomat’s range of track hoist solutions can accommodate a 200kg/31st lift and can descend as low as required.
Claire Haymes, Closomat’s moving and handling expert, said: “Particularly with Changing Places installations, but increasingly in domestic settings, there is a requirement for a ceiling track hoist: indeed, under the new British Standards,multi-occupancy buildings should have 5% of rooms with a fixed track hoist or similar system.
“But for a whole raft of reasons the track cannot be fixed to the ceiling. We can offer solutions that mean we can enable provision of a ceiling track hoist in almost any situation, with no need for wall/ceiling fix.”