Our Fitted & Portable Hoist Range:

If you are a carer or if you know someone who is, you will be fully aware of the hard work involved in the caring process. The responsibility is huge, and you also have to deal with the fact that there is a large time investment. If the person being cared for is someone who is immobile for some or all of the time, getting them to another position in the room, or even helping them to stay clean, can mean a massive physical effort. It’s hard work, but one of the very best things you can do to alleviate the pressure here is to consider the option of ceiling hoists. Many people find that it is the one thing that transforms their lives and makes caring for someone else a lot easier and more positive.

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The positives and negatives of a ceiling hoist

You may find that you need to transfer a loved one or patient from a chair to a bed, but because of their physical needs, getting this done is almost impossible. Or you may have to find a way to transfer someone from a bed to a toilet. All of this can be more easily managed with ceiling hoists. Once they have been fitted, they can really help with transferring a person from one place to another.

The initial outlay can be a problem for some people; however we offer a free, no obligation survey & assessment which allows us to provide you with an accurate quote/price, allowing you to make an informed decision as to whether a fitted or portable hoist is the way forward for you?

They are an absolute essential in care homes, for example, where some people need support on a regular basis throughout the day.

Ceiling hoists variations

There are many different types of ceiling hoist, and this is simply because the needs of the person using one can be varied. For example, for someone who needs their hips and back supported, there are a number of companies that create ceiling hoists that can be used with low slings. These allow these important parts of the body to be supported.

Perhaps the most striking difference when it comes to types of ceiling hoist is the distinction between portable overhead ceiling hoists and track ceiling hoists. These are the two most common varieties, which we will look at now.

Ceiling track systems

Ceiling track systems are literally tracks in the ceiling of the room that the ceiling hoists have been fitted in. They allow for plenty of flexibility for transferring. You can have a system that is manual and requires effort to move the hoists or a powered version. Many track systems allow for ‘room to room’ fittings too, so a movement plan for the person can be easily facilitated. Another variation of the ceiling track systems are installations with a portable motor that can be easily transferred from room to room.

Gantry Systems

A gantry patient hoist system is basically a ceiling track system that is not fitted to the room it is in. It uses either a 4 or 2 leg frame that allows the operation of the hoist. It gives a higher lift than a portable or mobile hoist. Gantry systems are portable to a degree as they allow the hoist to be moved (if the gantry has wheels) and they can break down into pieces and can be transported, however this normally requires 2 people as they can be heavy and awkward to de-construct and re-construct by just one person.

Portable Hoists

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Portable "mobile hoists" (and gantry hoists) can be moved around a building because they are portable and can be disassembled or folded for easier transportation between locations. Once again, they can be manually operated or electrically powered. This is a lower-cost alternative and is most suited for situations where the hoist is required for short periods of time. It is easily foldable and transferable which means that you may take them with you when travelling.

Our fitted and mobile/portable hoists are for home, institutions or care areas.

We provide a range of portable hoists - many of which fold and can be placed in the boot of a vehicle if required. Our fitted hoists can be used 24/7 and are always ready to perform a lift whenever required, day or night.

Slings & Slide Sheets

We provide a range of slings that can be used on both portable (mobile) hoists and with our fitted ceiling track hoist systems. We will ask for certain measurements of the user to ensure that we get the best fit. We also have slide sheets in various forms that can alleviate the strain when attempting to move someone from a bed or a chair.

Stand Assist Hoists:

Stand Assist Hoists

Stand Assist Hoists are designed to help those with limited mobility, our cost effective stand aid equipment features the latest designs and technology. Our range includes compact, folding and portable hoists for easy patient standing lifts and complies with LOLER regulations.



Slings are the most important component of any hoist system as they are the interface between the client and the hoist. We offer a comprehensive range of slings in a variety of designs and materials to allow safer and comfortable moving and handling.

Mobile Hoists:

Mobile Hoists

Our portable / Mobile Hoists are designed to help those with limited mobility, our cost effective stand aid equipment features the latest designs and technology. Our range includes compact, folding and portable hoists for easy patient transfers & lifts, compliant with LOLER regulations.

Ceiling Track Hoists:

Ceiling Track Hoists

A ceiling track hoist is a fitted overhead hoisting system. Ceiling track refers to the tracking that the hoist unit moves along. Ceiling track hoist solutions, are safe, practical and always there when needed. Our fixed ceiling track hoists provide a greater lifting height than a mobile hoist option and require very little effort to move.

Help & Advice:

You may wish to visit our help & advice articles related to single handed care, reduced mobility, moving & handling patients and articles that are product related. Visit our help & advice area here, this area will expand in the coming months to include more related articles

Our Fitted & Portable Hoist Range:

Click on the categories below to see our range of Patient Hoists, Slings & Slide Sheets or contact us today to arrange a free, no obligation survey/assessment for a fitted or gantry hoist system.

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