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Ceiling Hoists

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    Molift Nomad

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    Molift Air

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    Molift Rail System

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    Servicing

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    Installation

Molift Ceiling Hoists are designed and built in Norway to comply with Australian ISO standards. They provide a range of hoists from the portable yet powerful Nomad to the new and class leading AIR. Molift Ceiling Hoists are applicable for both home and institutional settings. We can provide you with a comprehensive design and installation service.

Ceiling Hoists are used to transfer people between two locations (e.g. between a chair and a bed). A ceiling hoist comprises of a track which is fitted to the ceiling and an electrically powered lifting motor, which is also attached to a sling; which is subsequently attached to the lifting motor.

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What are the benefits of using a Ceiling Hoist?

A systematic review was undertaken in 2009, by the University of New South Wales, entitled "The effectiveness of ceiling hoists in transferring people with disabilities". In this review strong evidence was found that ceiling hoists significantly reduce the incidence of musculoskeletal injuries and physical stress for care-givers.

What is the cost benefit of using a Ceiling Hoist?

Most ceiling hoists can be purchased and fitted for around $5000 to $7000. With the average cost of a shoulder injury claim in the health and community services sector costing an average of $8600, the belief that installation of celling hoists (both retrofit and new build) is prohibitively expensive can be strongly argued. Studies have shown the payback period for the cost of ceiling hoists was 0.82 years to 2.5 years.

Mobile Hoists vs Ceiling Hoists?

A ceiling hoist cannot be everywhere in a building so for this reason they are not suited to every situation. When deciding on your lifting needs be mindful of the floor space required for mobile floor lifters. Each one takes up about 1 square metre of floor space and approximately one cubic metre of space in total. Also floor lifters can be hard to push over some floor coverings and can cause shoulder back and knee injuries if used incorrectly. 

Maintenance for a Ceiling Hoist?

Ceiling hoist tracks should be cleaned as per the regular dusting schedule for rooms. Care should be taken that there is no foreign matter inside the rails to impede the travel of the ceiling hoist. All external parts of a ceiling hoist can be wiped down with antibacterial wipes. The sling should be laundered in accordance with the manufacturer's washing instructions.

References

Visit the NIOSH website for information on safe lifting and movement of nursing home residents.

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