Two-pole hoist anyone?

Discussion in 'Equipment and technology' started by stanleypj, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    North West
    The person who came to see what kind of hoist we need suggested that a system involving two telescopic poles up to the ceiling and some kind of rail in-between might work for us, though our ceiling might be too high. I'm very interested for several reasons but when I google it I get car hoists. I should have written the name down because I think it was called 'two-pole (then some other name rather than hoist).

    I'd be most grateful for any info.
     
  2. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
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    Hi,

    I googled two pole ceiling hoist and the right type came up. I took a look at ones made by Dolphin and there are quite a few different ones on there from ceiling to free standing. Hope that helps
     
  3. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    10,654
    North West
    Many thanks Jay.
     
  4. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    10,654
    North West
    Anyone out there who has experience of these?
     
  5. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
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    From what I can see online that was the type of hoist the used in the hospital to move our teenage cousin on the children's ward.
    One nurse managed it fine.
     
  6. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    North Manchester
    Try a search on two post hoist disabled

    They are probably suggesting a two post hoist because the load bearing of ceilings in a top floor is usually less than that of ceilings on lower floors and the space for a hoist on wheels is limited..

    An experienced builder or a structural engineer should be able to tell you if your ceiling, maybe with some additional load spreading structure, can accommodate a hoist.
     
  7. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    10,654
    North West
    That was what the hoist assessor said, that it was perfectly possible for one person to operate it. Obviously, two would be better but I'm sure there will be occasions when I'm on my own and need to move Sue.
     
  8. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    10,654
    North West
    Thanks nitram. I think it was more the space issue. The downstairs room we eventually move to is a bit tight for a profile bed, single bed and conventional hoist. Plus, if it's suitable in other ways, it can be erected and dismantled in 10 mins apparently so easily moved downstairs when the time comes. We may have to pay for it though, but I'm prepared to do that if it works for us.
     

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