Benefits of Using an Overhead Hoist for Hoisting onto a Trampoline
The type of hoist you choose will depend on your requirements and the height of your trampoline. At Medaco we would recommend an overhead hoist solution over a mobile hoist based on the following benefits.
Ease of use:
Overhead hoists can provide an easy way of transferring students straight from their wheelchairs to the trampoline and off again, without them getting agitated.
Without the right hoisting solution – schools might need to use a mobile hoist to transfer the student from their wheelchair onto the side of the trampoline and then slide them into the middle with slide sheets or other equipment.
With an overhead hoist, the student can feel more relaxed with one smooth transfer from their wheelchair to the middle of the trampoline. This also saves time during the transfer, which enables the students to have more time on the trampoline.
Safe for care staff:
Furthermore, using an overhead hoist can reduce manual handling related injuries to care staff, particularly on their back. The hoist can be used to lift the student from their wheelchair, they can then lower the student onto the middle of the trampoline in one transfer, without staff putting pressure on themselves or getting into injury-prone positions.