Mobile Hoists

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Purchasing a Mobile Hoist

Mobile hoists can generally be considered by their load lifting capacity which to some degree will often determine the type of premises they are needed for.

At the lower lifting capacity end of the range (140kg) there are both hydraulically operated and electrically operated mobile hoists and although electric mobile hoists are usually more expensive to purchase they are favoured by most Care Homes for sound practical reasons.
At the heavier end of the market there is much less choice as the equipment becomes very much more specialised. An example of this more specialised mobile hoist is the Opemax 880 which has a powered drive wheel to assist the carer(s) to position and move the hoist.

The Joerns guides at on this mobile hoist page will assist in advising on Functional Independence Measures (FIM) and the Hoist Identification Tool (HIT) offers advice on the type and quantities of equipment which each Care Home might need.
Bariatric care and hoisting equipment will need individual risk assessment and our trained Moving and Handling Team would be happy to offer on site advice where appropriate.

Other factors to consider when purchasing a mobile hoist are:
• The cost and availability of slings which are suitable for the hoist in question.
• The lifetime costs of the hoist. This would include the purchase cost, the cost of service (typically twice per annum), and the cost of replacement parts (typically batteries and actuators might need replacing in the first 5 years of a hoists life).

Mobile HoistIf you need any advice on Mobile Hoists please call us on 01273-235035 or e-mail and ask for one of the Moving and Handling team to call you.

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