Last week two members of our team, Jan Wdowczyk (Sensorykraft) and Neal Dadswell (Kingkraft) travelled to Aarhus in Denmark to attend an intense training course conducted by Guldmann; the experts in ceiling track hoist systems.
The Kingkraft group are proud to have been official registered dealers of Guldmann products for almost 10 years. Our team members enjoyed training alongside other UK and international Guldmann dealers whilst learning all about the innovative ceiling track hoist systems and their range of benefits.
The training day included:
- Guldmann HQ tour
- Factory tour
- Technical product overview of lifting modules: GH3, GH3+, GH3 Twin, GH1, GH1Q, GH1
- Rail system overviews: Single-track rail system, room-covering rail system, rail combinations, free-standing system
- Project management
- Why implement hoist systems?
- Efficiency, economy and working environment
- Patient safety & comfort
- Competitor analysis
- Hoist and sling training-how to use
Guldmann was established in 1980 with the concept of developing, manufacturing and marketing technical aids for those with disabilities, as well as effective working tools for their carers. Guldmann supply products and services within two main areas under two trademarks:
Guldmann – ‘Time to Care’
‘Time to Care’ is a Guldmann concept centred on improving the working environment within each part of the social sector where the moving and handling of people is required. As well as equipment and products, Guldmann supply services such as expert advice and education, and service and installation, to help ensure that resources are used effectively and to their full potential within the care system; providing more time to care.
‘Stepless’ - Accessibility for all
‘Stepless’ covers Guldmann’s innovative range of equipment solutions to accessibility problems for those with disabilities. These include ramps, platform lifts and small lifts to help disabled people overcome physical barriers due to a difference in level access.
Utilising a fixed ceiling track hoist within a sensory bathroom
At Sensorykraft we know that sensory bathrooms tend to be small in size. Quite often, a mobile hoist can be impractical for wheelchair access due to space limitation. Another issue can be a lack of equipment- for example, if mobile hoists are being used between different rooms they may not always be readily available when required.
A ceiling track mounted hoist can be the perfect solution. The installation of these hoists has been designed so that they take up a minimal amount of room, and can easily be moved out of the way when not in use. Having a hoist which is always available is not only fit for purpose, but its convenience ensures that carers are more likely to make use of this equipment; achieving the best in moving and handling standards.
Utilising a fixed ceiling track hoist within a multi-sensory room
At Sensorykraft we understand that each and every sensory room has different requirements in order to meet the individual needs of its users.
A ceiling-mounted hoist can be the perfect addition to aid mobility and get the most out of the sensory room. The hoist could be used with different functions- for example, helping to transfer a wheelchair user into one of our supportive plinths, a vibrating bed or a bean bag. Alternatively, the ceiling rail system can allow the user to move between the different sensory equipment, allowing them to fully enjoy and interact with the exciting sensory features such as light tubes, fibre optics and interactive wall panels.
The installation of these hoists has been designed so that they take up a minimal amount of room, and can easily be moved out of the way when not in use.
They can even be cleverly installed around an existing set up - so there is no need to drastically change a sensory room, only enhance it! Having a hoist makes it possible for all users to use the sensory environment to its full potential and enjoy all the benefits there is to offer. Furthermore, having a hoist which is always available is not only fit for purpose, but its convenience ensures that carers are more likely to make use of this equipment; achieving the best in moving and handling standards.
Interested in learning more about our hoisting solutions to compliment one our Sensory bathroom and multi-sensory room installations?
Simply give the team a call on 0114 2293434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sensorykraft Team