Category: Architects Technical Information
Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018
Posted on January 4, 2018
The Use of Hoists in Guest Accommodation
Posted on November 2, 2017
The Use of Hoists in Guest Accommodation: a Publication that outlines the best practice and ideal solutions when considering an inclusive guest environment.
Working in an advisory capacity, OpeMed are very pleased to have offered our technical expertise to the Inclusive Hotels Network on their latest publication, The Use of Hoists in Guest Accommodation.
As manufacturers of Ceiling Hoists, OpeMed gave consultative information on technical aspects of the hoist as well as providing case studies from installations on previous projects and experience led tips on optimising accessibility in accommodation environments.
The second document offered from the IHN, it is meant as an impartial and comprehensive resource for those in the Hotel and Hospitality Industry, Construction Industry professionals and anyone looking to improve their knowledge on the legislation and application around accessibility in guest accommodation.
Attention Access Consultants: What, Where and Why Summary of NRAC Conference 2017
Posted on October 30, 2017
A Quick Summary of NRAC Conference 2017.
As well as representing Aveso at the NRAC Conference this year, we are also excited to mention that our Managing Director, Nick Kent, will be presenting a talk on the related issue of Bariatric Specific Design in homecare and hospital settings as well as the Changing Places Campaign. Uncover the what, where and why in our summary of NRAC Conference 2017.
What is your colour?
Posted on October 11, 2017
What is your colour? For many years’ artists, scientists and researchers have been interested in the psychology of colour. They found that colour can have a profound effect on the human mind and emotions; evoking memory, affecting mood and influencing behaviour.
- Cool colours create a sense of calm
- Yellow is a subtly optimistic, happy colour.
- White has long been a symbol of purity and cleanliness.
- Light reflecting colours create an illusion of space.
- Reds, oranges and browns make a space feel warm and welcoming.
OpeTrack Fixings and Considerations
Posted on July 12, 2017
In the thousands of installations OpeMed have completed, we have very rarely come across a project we could not create a fixing solution for. With over 20 years industry experience our specialists can ensure Ceiling Track is installed safely into every recommended installation. To help provide guidance and support, we have put together a quick explanation of the most common fixing types based upon the type of ceiling structure present, we hope you will find useful.
Please remember every installation is different, the below are a few examples of many options available.
OpeMed Release Five Brand New Case Studies
Posted on September 21, 2016
Working with clients across the country, OpeMed provide services to a wide range of institutions. These range from Motorway services, Hospitals, Schools, holiday homes and more, with many facilities requiring bespoke and considered solutions.
OpeMed hold seminar at Universal Design 2016 (UD2016)
Posted on August 2, 2016
We are delighted to announce that OpeMed are due to hold a seminar at Universal Design 2016 (UD2016) in York, 21 – 24 August 2016.
The conference will explore all aspects of universal design, design for all and inclusive design from both practical and theoretical viewpoints. We will aim to understand what has gone before to invent a better, more inclusive future.
New Removable Ceiling Hoist Puts Patient Care First
Posted on July 26, 2016
We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new removable ceiling hoist to the care industry this month, helping to address the need for more cost effective, flexible and modular patient lifting equipment to support patients in care.
The OpeMed OT200R Removable Ceiling Hoist is an updated version of our OT200 model, currently in popular use across the care industry. It offers a simple slide and lock mechanism making it ideal for nursing homes, hospitals and long term care where room requirements may change. Operating as a modular solution where tracks can be installed in every room, the OT200R can be easily re-located, saving time, money and distress for residents.
The OpeMed Guide for Architects
Posted on July 23, 2016
The OpeMed Best Practice Guide for Specialist Architect Projects – Saving architects time and questions, with a guide giving explanations to issues often asked during specialist projects.
Projects for residential properties such as care homes, hospitals and long term care facilities, involving the installation of disability equipment, can be fraught with unnecessary complications and time delays if they aren’t planned and designed correctly from the start.
OpeMed Guide: Door Header Detail Made Easy
Posted on April 22, 2016
Detail on door headers when a hoist track is passing from one room to another.
As sling technology has developed more and more users are hoisting from one room to another to save time and reduce risk of injury for the carer and the user. There are several ways of passing through a door with ceiling track. We explain the solutions available:
Incorporating Therapeutic Design in Hospitals
Posted on March 18, 2016
When considering design, vision and philosophy in a Hospital, thoughts should be centred on achieving the most therapeutic and functional buildings for patients. Specific targets around art work, the therapeutic environment, sustainability, design quality and compliance with Part M Building Regulations are paramount during the design stage. An example of such considerations is Farnham Road Hospital, Guildford. Although they have not installed Ceiling Hoists or Assisted Baths in this refurbishment, the considerations towards design is noteworthy.
OT200: Retrospective Fit to Existing Hoist Track
Posted on November 3, 2015
OpeMed Explained – Our Solutions for Transfer and Care
Posted on October 23, 2015
Working with the CAE
What is an XY Ceiling Hoist System or H System
Posted on September 7, 2015
Patient Transfer in Rehab & Hydrotherapy
Posted on September 2, 2015
Patient Ceiling Hoist Track for Nursing Homes
Posted on August 26, 2015
Hoist Track Installed Flush in Ceiling
Posted on June 29, 2015
Transfer Equipment Training Sessions with OpeMed
Posted on June 24, 2015
Providing Inclusive Products and Design Elements
Posted on June 15, 2015