Specialist Patient Handling Equipment

Changing Places in Pre-Fabricated Buildings

Can you install Changing Places in Pre-Fabricated Buildings?

Changing Places in Pre-Fabricated Buildings? The British Standard 8300:2009 covers the design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people were published on the 27th February 2009, and recommends that Changing Places toilets should be provided in all larger buildings and complexes such as

  • major transport terminals or interchanges, e.g. large railway stations and airports
  • motorway services
  • sport and leisure facilities, including large hotel
  • cultural centres, such as museums, concert halls and art galleries
  • stadia and large auditoria
  • shopping centres and shop mobility centres
  • key buildings within town centres, e.g. town halls, civic centres and main public libraries
  • educational establishments
  • health facilities, such as hospitals, health centres and community practices.

However many existing buildings don’t have the strength in the roof to support ceiling hoists – read on to discover how you can install Changing Places in pre-fabricated buildings, or buildings were there is little on no structural support.

Multicare Medical – Offering complete solutions for Changing Places

We are proud to provide complete solutions for Changing Places offering professional support for their inclusion in your projects / refurbishments or whatever your specific need may be.  We are here to help you and support you every step of the way ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget.  We can also assist with finance and leasing schemes.

New Revolutionary hoist fixing for stud walls

These wall rails are a revolution in fixing and can be fitted not only to brick and block walls, but also to plasterboard (stud) walls with no further structural support required, giving great flexibility for mounting the rail system.

Wall rail hoist systems – The Benefits

The new wall rail hoist system and its innovative design offers multiple benefits not only to the user but also the patient. This hoist system covers the whole room, giving the maximum amount of coverage.  A standard traverse rail can cover up to 5 metres and a total weight of 255 kg (40 stone) The innovative design means that the small discrepancies in the width of the room can be overcome without any special adaptions. The narrow profile and concealed fixings mean that the wall rail is discreet and stylish.

The ongoing benefits using wall rail hoist systems

A point that is often overlooked when considering fixing methods for ceiling hoists, is future and ongoing maintenance requirements. By law these hoists must be serviced every 6 months under the LOLER 1998 regulations. By bringing all fixings beneath ceiling level, working at height risks are greatly reduced and the maintenance process is simplified.

One of our latest Installations

See the following link to view our BLOG of a typical Changing Places installation:

https://www.multicaremedical.co.uk/another-successful-installation

We also have experience with installations in Listed Buildings and can provide professional advice.

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