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    Wall Mounted Rail System for Ceiling Hoists

    The wall mounted rail system is the perfect solution in situations where ceiling fixtures are inappropriate. The rail system provides efficiency, flexibility and sophistication while complimenting any home environment.

    The benefits are endless!

    The track system is designed with all kinds of users in mind, making it an invaluable asset for patients in healthcare facilities or their own home. The wall rails will deliver a safe and comfortable direct transfer between beds, chairs, bathing and toileting facilties and between rooms. The system is used for hoisting, walking, balance training and for patients own personal use.

    “What can a Wall Mounted Rail System offer me?”

    Movement – The rail system gives users flexibility and complete freedom when being hoisted, as it enables full coverage of an entire room2208_10_GH1_WallRails_inst_2015_1600x1066

    Invisibility – One of the most impressive features of the wall mounted rail system is how effortlessly it blends into the background. Its stylish appearance makes the system almost invisible when not in use. Wall mounted rails are perfect for patients who require a rail system without giving a room that ‘medical look’.

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    Easy and Economical – Unlike ceiling hoist systems, the wall mounted rails are installed directly onto your wall. The track is installed onto any kind of wall material and easily removed if required.  The traverse rail automatically compensates for non-aligned (oblique) walls with up to 80mm margin.

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    Creativity – You can personalise your wall mounted track by adding some optional LED lighting for a unique touch. You can also mount decorations, curtains and paintings from the wall rails too!

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    Get a quote for our wall mounted rail system today here.

    More information on our wall mounted rail system can be found here.

    Take a look at the Wall Mounted Rail System in action here.

    Maintaining your Guldmann GH1 Ceiling Hoist

    Maintaining your Guldmann GH1 ceiling hoist correctly helps to prolong its life and use. We’ve rounded up a list of 4 things you can do that make maintaining the GH1 hoist easy and convenient.

    1. The importance of charging

    Once the hoist has been used, simply plug the handset back into the holder and charging will start immediately. The GH1 handset docking station also acts as the charging station, making it very easy to charge and keeping the handset neatly out of the way whilst not in use. Remember to ensure that the hoist is kept on charge whenever it is not in use.

    2. Prolonging the life of the lift tape

    When hoisting, ensure that the lifting tape is lifting vertically. Lifting at an angle could damage the sides of the tape, reducing its lifespan.

    The GH1 has an innovative ‘safety cut-off’ function implemented which stops hoist being used when the strap is pulled either 45 degrees outside along the rail, or 10 degrees across the rail. The safety cut-off not only prevents the user carrying out an unsafe lift but also prolongs the life of the lift tape.

    All Guldmann hoists that are used in a pool environment will be fitted with an ‘anti-corrosion’ strap. This strap has an anti-corrosive coat meaning it will last longer, making it rot and mildew resistant.

    3. Move the hoist safely!

    Avoid using the handset cable to move the hoist along the track, as this can cause charging problems with the hoist and a faulty handset. Bring the lifting hanger over to where the person is to be lifted instead.

    The unique design of the GH1 hand control means it can be clipped onto the spreader bar during hoisting, reducing the risk of an injury or distraction. The ultra strong cable cover is robust and will last for many years, giving reliability and usability.

    4. Cleaning and maintenance

    The soft design and hard shell of the Guldmann GH1 allow it to be cleaned quickly. Simply clean with a damp cloth and ordinary detergent. Do not use strong acids, bases or alcohol when cleaning.

    The white wipe clean finish of the GH1 enables it to blend into any environment and the simple design means that you can keep it clean, sparkling and infection free with ease.

    For more information on our Guldmann GH1 ceiling hoists, contact us today.

    6 points to consider when choosing a ceiling hoist

    6 points to consider when choosing ceiling hoists

    • What Safe Working Load (SWL) is required?

    Prior to deciding on the type of hoist that you require, stop and think about the type of person(s) that will be using it. Is their weight stable? Is it likely to increase? Are there multiple users? Bear in mind that if you are using a hoist close to its SWL all the time, wear and tear will be increased, and the lifespan of the hoist will be reduced. Similar to a car, which may have a top speed of 120mph, but its actual optimum cruising speed is 70mph, your hoist should not be working constantly close to its maximum. Our GH1 hoist offers a choice of 175kg (27.5 stone), or, for the larger patient 205kg (32 stone).

    • What does the hoist look like?

    Although it may seem that aesthetics should be low on the list when installing a hoist, remember that for many people, it is a symbol of their weakness. Therefore often it is important, that as far as possible, it blends into the environment. Alternatively if you are hoisting a child, you may want to make hoisting fun, to associate it with a positive experience. The GH1 hoist is extremely compact, and finished in a white contemporary finish, enabling it to blend into any environment. However in a fun twist, ‘Zebra’ or ‘Fish’ side covers can be fitted, making it much more exciting for children.

    • How fast is the hoist?

    Often forgotten when comparing hoists, the speed of lifting is an essential factor. If a hoist is used five times a day, and you can save a minute per lift, with two carers this adds up to an incredible 3650 minutes per year, or 60.83 hours! Aside from the cost aspect, this is time that can be spent much more effectively caring for the patient.

    The GH1 features a unique twin speed lift, meaning that when there is no weight on the hoist, it lifts three times as fast as when there is weight on the hoist. Once you have finished hoisting your patient, the hoist speeds up saving you time, and as we all know, time is …money!

    • Look at the lifting tape!

    The lifting tape is one of the most essential items on a ceiling hoist. Failure of the lifting tape could result in serious injury, or even death. By law the lifting tape actually has to be examined every six months as part of the LOLER inspection, but some manufacturers go further than that and insist that the lifting tape is changed every two years, an expensive and time consuming process. The GH1 has an ultra-strong lift tape, it is extra wide, manufactured from seat belt material that will last many years without needing to be replaced.

    • What type of batteries does it use?

    A hidden but vital part of the hoist, the batteries are essential to the reliable operation of the hoist. Many hoists are still fitted with gel or sealed lead acid batteries, meaning that they are heavy and cumbersome, do not keep their charge, and need replacing after 3 – 5 years. Battery technology has advanced in recent years, and the lithium Ion batteries fitted to a GH1, not only hold more charge, but also cannot be damaged and will not need replacing for many years.

    • How does it charge?

    One of the most important aspects of a ceiling hoist is how it charges. For a hoist to be effective and reliable, it must be simple and hassle free to charge. Many hoists have inbuilt chargers, but the hoist has to be returned to a specific point on the track to be charged. This can lead to staff forgetting to return it to the charge point, carers thinking the hoist is charging when it isn’t, and other issues. The GH1 hoist charges through the handset via a docking station, which we think is the perfect solution. It gives two small beeps when the handset has docked and the hoist is charging, so that you know the hoist is charging. Once the hoist is fully charged, the charger automatically switches off, preserving battery integrity.

    For more information on the GH1, or any of our hoist systems, please either call us on 024 7647 2600, email us at sales@multicare.co, or fill in the contact form on our website, here.

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