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Design In Detail: Ceiling Hoist Provision

Provision for Ceiling Hoist

A ceiling hoist provides a person with limited mobility a means to safely transfer between equipment. Contemporary ‘best practice’ in support provision tends away from transfer into the bathroom via a fixed hoist; instead it is more common for a person to be transferred via a ceiling hoist to a shower commode within the bedroom. This provides greater comfort and maintains dignity for our tenants, as well as ensuring the safety for both the tenant and their supports.

Under the NDIS SDA requirements, providers are required to allow provisions for the installation of ceiling hoists. Where reasonable and necessary, NDIS will fund ceilings hoists as Assistive Technology (AT). This could be demonstrated via a prescription from an Occupational Therapist.

There are various options for ceiling hoist tracking within the bedroom. Providing droppers to allow for full X-Y coverage in the accessible bedroom will provide maximum future proofing for occupant needs. This means that our tenants can decide how they want to arrange their room and furniture to their preferences, whilst still having access to a ceiling hoist throughout the room.

Structural provision for ceiling hoist of maximum 140kg loading will cater for a wide variety of occupants. A Powerpoint is located to allow ‘parking’ of ceiling hoist so as not to obstruct movement, obscure windows or conflict with wall mounted services, for example air conditioning units.