Category: Architects Technical Information

OT200: Retrospective Fit to Existing Hoist Track

Replace the aged motor on your existing track with the OT200 The OT200 Compact Ceiling Hoist is the only ceiling hoist that is designed to work on your existing track. It may be that your overhead tracking has been installed for some time and the hoist motor (sometimes called overhead hoist) is old and [...]

November 3rd, 2015

OpeMed Explained – Our Solutions for Transfer and Care

OpeMed Explained We are delighted to release our newest video “OpeMed Explained – Our Solutions for Transfer and Care “. The video showcases OpeMed’s services and solutions. Follow our expert as he helps OpeMed customers choose the right equipment, ensuring carers can concentrate on giving their clients the care they deserve. [...]

October 23rd, 2015

Working with the CAE

OpeMed and CAE have come together in 2015 to form a strategic partnership. As a strong figure in the inclusive world, the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) will work together with OpeMed to promote the Changing Places Campaign and the benefits of ensuring accessible toilets accross the U.K. [...]

October 23rd, 2015

What is an XY Ceiling Hoist System or H System

XY Ceiling Hoist System or H  System We often get asked what is an XY Ceiling Hoist or H System (also known as an XY Overhead Hoist or an XY Hoist). The simplest way to explain is an Ceiling Hoist motor that drives along a moving rail, that in turn slides up and [...]

September 7th, 2015

Patient Transfer in Rehab & Hydrotherapy

Patient Transfer in Rehab & Hydrotherapy Centres There are many solutions for best practice in Rehab, Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Centres that involve the correct patient transfer hoist and changing equipment laid out in the optimum way. […]

September 2nd, 2015

Patient Ceiling Hoist Track for Nursing Homes

Patient Ceiling Hoist Track for Nursing Homes There are various decisions to be made by the client, architect and contractor when designing the optimum layout for a Patient Ceiling Track Hoist for Nursing Homes, whether it is the Ensuite Bedroom, Therapy Room or Assisted Bathroom. Some initial questions that might help when first considering [...]

August 26th, 2015

Hoist Track Installed Flush in Ceiling

OpeMed Ceiling Hoist Track for optimum aesthetics can be installed flush or embedded in or into the ceiling. Although care has to be made that ISO10535 and LOLER is not breached, installing the track in the ceiling, particularly for domestic or high end long term care provides a non-evasive installation of the Ceiling Hoist [...]

June 29th, 2015

Transfer Equipment Training Sessions with OpeMed

Lunch and Learn: The Do’s and Don’t for Hygiene Rooms, Adaptations and Changing Places Training sessions for architects are available from across a number of sectors to provide up to date information and guidance. As a supplier and advisor to a number of architectural practices, OpeMed have begun a series of transfer equipment training ‘CPD style’ [...]

June 24th, 2015

Providing Inclusive Products and Design Elements

Inclusive, Accurate and Within Budget As an expert in Transfer and Care projects of any size within Domestic Environments, Care Homes, Nursing Homes and Hospitals; our equipment is used for safe movement by many carers. OpeMed’s Hoisting, Lifting, Showering, Changing and Bathing equipment provides a wide choice of inclusive products as cost-effective options for [...]

June 15th, 2015

Ceiling Hoists & Pocket Doors (Sliding Doors)

Installing Your Multi-Room Ceiling Hoist OpeMed are the experts at integrating our Patient Ceiling Hoists with Pocket Doors (or Sliding Doors) when connecting a Ceiling Hoist (or Overhead Hoist) from one room to another room. This is typical in an ensuite bedroom where hoisting is required between rooms and integration needs to be made [...]

May 6th, 2015

Ceiling Track H Systems for Low Ceilings

When an H System (also known as an XY System for Ceiling Hoists) has been specified on a low ceiling (less than 2300mm) OpeMed can install its new flush H system, where the moving rail of the H system is at the same height as the parallel rails. OpeMed specialise in bespoke solutions and other ways [...]

April 24th, 2015

Find us on Constructionline

Constructionline: Making the Buying Process from Quality Suppliers Simple OpeMed are now listed on Constructionline; the high quality database of equipment suppliers for buyers looking for recommended and approved goods.  As a supplier and consultant to many construction companies, OpeMed offers expertise on a wide range of patient handling equipment such as Ceiling Hoists, Through [...]

April 18th, 2015

Helping Clients With Ceiling Track Hoist Design

Providing Expertise in Ceiling Track Hoist Design for Any Building OpeMed are well considered in the Healthcare Industry as the experts in Ceiling Track Hoist Design. Our team provide innovative layouts for Overhead Hoists and Ceiling Hoists in any building and for any client’s needs or requirements. […]

April 17th, 2015

Designing Disabled Access to Swimming Pools

Working with Our Technical Team to Design Disabled Access Environments In order to create desirable accessible environments, all technical experts should be consulted as early in the design process as possible to ensure a well considered space. As part of our large portfolio of projects; OpeMed design, supply and build Swimming Pool disabled access environments [...]

April 1st, 2015

LOLER Test and Weight Test for Patient Hoists

Our Policy on LOLER Testing and Weight Testing OpeMed weight test each individual installation after install and also on each LOLER test. This is according to ISO10535, CE and LOLER. All our engineers are qualified to the latest standards and protocols. Nearly all maintenance on the OT200 Ceiling Hoist can be completed when the hoist [...]

March 27th, 2015

Ceiling Hoist Track with Different Height Ceilings

When planning a room to room system there are often different height ceilings (e.g. in the bedroom and the bathroom). Naturally the track needs to be at one height across both rooms and OpeMed can design a bespoke solution to ensure the track is installed in the most aesthetically pleasing method as possible. If the [...]

February 2nd, 2015

LOLER Testing for Lifting Equipment

LOLER Testing Approval Updates The LOLER test is a fundamental consideration when using any lifting device. Within the OpeMed equipment range, equipment such as the OT200C ceiling hoist, the OpeMax 500 floor lift and the OpeMed pool hoist all must consider a 6 monthly LOLER test. LOLER applies to lifting equipment and builds on the requirements of [...]

January 26th, 2015

Ceiling Hoist Pre-Installation Requirements

OpeMed manufacture and install ceiling hoists globally, to ensure a smooth and cost effective installation we require a Pre-Installation form is completed. This covers such topics as is the room vacant, is the roof-space clear (at time of install), if a new build and we need access to the structure is the building at [...]

January 15th, 2015

Flat Spaces Accessible Holiday Home

Accessible Holiday Home Collaboration with OpeMed We are delighted to announce our collaboration with the innovative team from Flat Spaces, a charity set up to design and build holiday rental properties which have 100% accessibility throughout. Having built a great relationship with the passionate team at Flat Spaces we have experienced first hand the importance of a well [...]

January 9th, 2015

Expertise in Design and Technical Information

OpeMed Provide the Expertise in Design and Technical Information for Any Project As trusted manufacturers and leading project managers of Patient Hoists and Assisted Bathing, OpeMed specialise in offering expertise in design and the highest quality service to our clients. In order to ensure accuracy and professional end results, we provide CAD drawings and detailed [...]

October 24th, 2014