Category: Architects Technical Information

Go Green for 2019! – The Hybrid Powered Ceiling Hoist

A New Year Welcomes New Opportunity It’s that time of year again; the time for cleanses and detoxes, to shrug off the old year and its inevitable conclusion of consumption and excess to beckon in a fresh new one and start again in a cleaner, brighter way. We often keep the [...]

January 18th, 2019

SurveyPlan Success as Irish Dealers Roll-Out App

As part of the rollout of our industry-leading Ceiling Hoist Layout software ‘SurveyPlan’, OpeMed’s exclusive Southern Irish dealer, MMS Medical, has become the latest to launch this brand new system. MMS has deployed this state-of-the-art technology to all their field and office based sales representatives, enabling them to more efficiently provide Ceiling [...]

September 27th, 2018

SurveyPlan – Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care

SurveyPlan – Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care OpeMed’s SurveyPlan is a floor plan creation app that allows us to create dimensioned floor plans without actively measuring or drawing. With its Augmented Reality technology, we can capture spaces quickly and create simple layout designs to support your project. Add to [...]

August 8th, 2018

Charity Keeps Giving; Martha Trust Completes Rehabilitation Project

Charity Keeps Giving; Martha Trust Completes Rehabilitation Project with Hydrotherapy room Martha Trust is a wonderful charity providing respite and day care for those with profound physical and multiple learning difficulties. Their mission is to provide not only quality care but the opportunity for their residents to achieve their full potential and enjoy [...]

July 6th, 2018

Easy as 1, 2, 3: A Changing Places Installation Story

Changing Places are fantastic facilities; an improvement on the standard disabled toilets, they encompass a range of specialist equipment in order to allow people with many different needs to use the loo safely and with dignity. In this article, ‘Easy as 1, 2, 3: A Changing Places Installation Story’ we hope to [...]

March 14th, 2018

Thinking Outside the Box; Modular Changing Places Solutions

Many reservations for installing Changing Places facilities surround limitations in space, particularly in historical and completed buildings. Maintaining focus on purely internal adaptations can really limit what is possible and even halt such a project all together. Thinking Outside the Box But when we think a little outside the box, the solution [...]

March 5th, 2018

Benefits of Ceiling Hoists for Gait Training Guide

A Ceiling Hoist is a multi-purpose tool that really pulls its weight, not only providing the means for transfers for patients from bed to chair or bed to bathroom for example, but also assisting in their rehabilitation and physiotherapy through gait training. […]

March 1st, 2018

OpeMed Brand New ‘Design and Approach to Installing Changing Places’ Guide

The updated BS8300:2018 is now in place.  The British Standard takes the form of guidance and recommendations, and this particular iteration refers directly to Changing Places toilets and what is required to create a fully compliant facility. Of course, nobody wants to be caught out where the standard has introduced new changes, [...]

February 21st, 2018

Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018

All you need to know to choose Ceiling Hoists with our quick guide – Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018 If you have a project on the horizon where Ceiling Hoist or Overhead Hoist provisions are required, it can be a confusing enterprise deciding which is right for the given environment. [...]

January 4th, 2018

The Use of Hoists in Guest Accommodation

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 [...]

November 2nd, 2017

What is your colour?

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 [...]

October 11th, 2017

Ceiling Hoist Fixings and Considerations

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 [...]

July 12th, 2017

OpeMed Release Five Brand New Case Studies

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. […]

September 21st, 2016

OpeMed hold seminar at Universal Design 2016 (UD2016)

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 [...]

August 2nd, 2016

New Removable Ceiling Hoist Puts Patient Care First

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 [...]

July 26th, 2016

The OpeMed Guide for Architects

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 [...]

July 23rd, 2016

OpeMed Guide: Door Header Detail Made Easy

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 [...]

April 22nd, 2016

Incorporating Therapeutic Design in Hospitals

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 [...]

March 18th, 2016