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Are you a manager or owner of a hotel or health spa?

Is your hotel / health spa accessible to all?

We supply a range of equipment to help you get ahead of the competition and ensure everyone has access to your facilities including people with disabilities, reduced mobility & special needs.

Equipment to help you improve accessibility in your business:

Ardoo Caresafe 140 Hoist – the ideal travel hoist. Can be used indoors and outdoors. Designed to lift disabled users in and out of cars / converted vans and into a wheelchair. Converts into a standing aid.

Birdie Mobile Hoists – Lightweight, portable hoists for transferring users to or from a bed, chair or even the floor. Can be folded and unfolded easily without any tools.

3 models available:

  • Birdie Evo (Manual Leg Opening)
  • Birdie Evo Compact (Manual Leg Opening)
  • Birdie Evo (Electric Leg Opening)

Ramps – We supply a wide range of ramps from portable folding / suitcase ramps for temporary solutions or modular ramp systems for permanent solutions. We have ramps for door access as well as vehicle loading ramps.

Pool hoists – We supply pool hoists which are ideal for all types of swimming pools and allow those with limited mobility and disabilities to enjoy the swimming pool.

Our range includes portable pool hoists, permanent pool hoists and semi-permanent pool hoists.

Ardoo caresafe 140 hoist

Designed to lift disabled users in and out of cars / converted vans and into a wheelchair.

Travel disability hoist

Converts to a standing aid

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Key Features

    • Can be used indoors and outdoors
    • Can be converted into a standing hoist
    • Hoists users in and out of most cars and kango style vans
    • Can be folded small enough to be placed in to a car boot
    • It can be taken on holiday and stored in the hold of the plane
    • Very small footprint, suitable for small spaces and bathrooms
    • It can lift a supine person from the floor
    • It can be erected and folded in under a minute
    • 22 stone / 140 kg max user weight
    • 23kg total weight

Biride Evo Mobile Hoist

Key features

  • Impressive lifting range – ergonomic lift that enables the patient to be easily rotated 360º making positioning much easier.
  • Maximised space for the client – optimised space in front of actuator reduces injury to the knees.
    Lightweight and easy to fold for transportation and storage.
  • Smartlock quick release mechanism allows you to change the spreader bar quicker and more safely – no tools required.
  • User friendly hook design so you can easily attach slings by hand.
  • Integrated dampener greatly reduces rocking movement.
  • Ergonomic push bar handles make manoeuvring easier.
  • Distinct curved design allows carer to maintain eye contact with the client during the transfer.
  • 180kg max user weight
  • 40kg total weight

3 models available: 

  • Biride Evo Manual Leg Opening
  • Birdie Evo Electric Leg Opening
  • Biride Evo Compact Manual Leg Opening (for smaller users up to 150kg)

Wheelchair / mobility scooter ramps

We supply an excellent range of ramps suitable for all solutions to ensure everyone has access to your premises no matter their condition:

    • Doorway threshold ramps
    • Ultralight ramps
    • Portable / folding ramps
    • Vehicle ramps
    • Channel ramps
    • Wide ramps over 76cm
    • Long ramps 8ft and over
    • Temporary ramps
    • Permanent ramp systems
    • Modular ramp systems

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Doorway threshold ramps

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Portable suitcase ramps

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Mobility scooter ramps

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Modular ramp systems

Pool hoists

Oxford Dipper Pool Hoist

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The Oxford® Dipper is a proven, reliable and safe method of gaining access to the water.

Designed for use at swimming pools, therapy pools and quayside locations, the Dipper is highly functional and easy to use, ensuring full integration with its intended environment.

For maximum flexibility when installing, the Oxford Dipper is available with 3 floor fixing options. This ensures the Dipper is suitable for use in any location.

The Dipper can either be used with a standard spreader bar and a sling or the optional Ranger Transporter system which provides easy access to bath-side or pool-side locations.

It can also be used as a toileting aid and is available with several options.

The Ranger Transporter system features a integral commode style seat for easy toileting, Safety arms with connecting strap, an Adjustable footrest and a Lap strap.

Additional accessories including a fabric footrest, bed pan, shower seat and safety harness are also available

The Dipper can be fitted to both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and thanks to its choice of fixings can be fitted to all pool types.   It can be even be fitted to sailing jetties and pontoons, as well as fixing into concrete yards & dinghy parks.

Key Features

    • Safe working load 140kg / 22st / 309lbs
    • Choice of 2 point spreader bar or Ranger Transporter system
    • 3 floor fixing options ensures suitability for any location

AXS 2 Pool Lift

It is a semi-portable lift system designed so that individuals with disabilities and reduced mobility can have universal access to residential / hospitality swimming pools or spas.

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The aXs Aquatic Lift is a semi-portable lift system designed so that individuals with disabilities and mobility impairments can have universal access swimming pools and spas.

The aXs is powered by a rechargeable 24 volt battery. The lifting motion is provided by a screw driven electronic actuator and an electronic gear motor provides the turning motion.

Key features:

• Compact design requires minimal deck space

• 300 lb/136kg lifting capacity

• 360° rotation for transfer safety and flexibility

• Integrated armrests • Sturdy and generous rotomolded seat

• LiftOperator® Intelligent Controller with 24V battery

• Full range of operation from handset and control box

• Conveniently ships in two boxes

Colour: Grey Mist

Specifications: 136 kg (300 pound) lifting capacity. Powered by a 24-volt rechargeable battery. Powder coated stainless steel and aluminum.

Operation of this pool lift:

All of S.R. Smith’s lifts have been designed to assist anyone who has problems entering or exiting a swimming pool or spa – the only restriction is that the User does not exceed the weight limit of the product, 136 kg in the case of the aXs 2.

The aXs can be operated independently by the user or by a lifeguard or attendant using the supplied 4 button hand control.

Easily removable:

The aXs has a mast height of 36”/92 cm above the deck, provides 360º rotation and is intended to be used with simple pool gutter configurations having a deck to water distance of no more than six inches.

Although the aXs must be operated from a stationary deck anchor it can be transported using the aXs Caddy.

The Caddy is designed to facilitate lifting the aXs out of the deck anchor and also serves as a storage rack when the lift is not in use.

The Caddy is quite an expensive option and to use it you must specify this as a requirement prior to placing an order.

This is because there are two different models of the aXs 2 and only one of them can be used with the Caddy.

Splash Semi Portable Pool Lift

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The Splash is a semi-portable pool access lift which has been in production for more than 20 years.

Designed originally by Martin Thompson, the founder of RMT Pool Lifts, and recently manufactured in the US by SR Smith, the Splash is one of the most popular pool lifts that has ever been made, having been sold all over the world.

Key Features

  • Semi portable and ideal for a range of pools
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Easily removable (caddy available upon request)
  • Highly configurable
  • 344° rotation helps ensure a safe transfer area
  • Powder-coated stainless steel and aluminum construction
  • • 400 lb/181.5 kg lifting capacity (300lb / 136kg with the Extended reach models)
  • Integrated armrests

The Splash! Lift series meets the Americans with Disabilities Act Access Guidelines (ADAAG 2010).

Configuration options:

The Splash! is available in;

  • Standard model for most commercial pools
  • a Spa version for use with above-ground pools and spas
  • a Hi/Lo version for facilities with both above-ground and ground level pools and spas
  • an Extended Reach version for facilities with longer deck to water requirements.
  • a Hi/Lo model with extended reach for above ground / ground level pools & spas and longer deck to water requirements
The images of each model can be seen by selecting the appropriate model type.

Specifications: 181 kg (400 pound) lifting capacity, except for the Extended Reach which has a 136 kg (300 pound) lifting capacity. Powered by a 24-volt rechargeable battery. Powder-coated stainless steel and aluminium.

Maintenance info:

The Splash is virtually maintenance free. The components are made from corrosion-resistant materials, including powder-coated aluminium (arms), and powder-coated stainless steel (base, mast, and seat frame).

The unique rotomolded seat of the hoist was specifically designed to provide the user with the greatest possible safety, comfort and ease of transfer.

Regular maintenance will prolong the life of your Splash Pool Lift.

Keep all electronic components clean and dry. Keep the Console/Battery Cover installed at all times to prevent moisture from collecting on the Control Box and battery.

Excessive moisture collection can affect battery and lift performance and could lead to battery failure and/or the lift failing to operate. If the lift is used outdoors, optional covers are available and recommended.

Easily removable:

The Splash! lift installs into your pool deck via the supplied deck anchor, and can be easily removed for winter storage using the Splash caddy (available as an accessory – information on request).

The Caddy is designed to facilitate lifting the Splash! out of the deck anchor and also serves as a storage rack when the lift is not needed. 344° rotation ensures a safe transfer area.

The Splash! Lift series comes standard with the LiftOperator® Intelligent Control.

PAL 2 Portable Pool Lift

The PAL 2 is a free-standing pool lift with a sleek, modern design and an attractive matte finish.

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Key Features

  • 240° rotation helps ensure safe transfer
  • Easy to move by one person
  • LiftOperator® Intelligent Controller* conveniently located on the mast – includes 24 Volt rechargeable battery
  • Powder-coated stainless steel and aluminum construction
  • Includes: battery, charger, battery console cover, water-resistant hand control, footrest, seatbelt assembly, and armrests
  • Lifting capacity: 136kg

Shipping Dimensions: 547kg total weight / 102cm x 126cm x 145cm

Where should this be used?

The PAL pool lift must only be used on a rigid level pool deck surface with a slope of no more than 2º.

The front wheels are rigid and the back wheels swivel to facilitate movement.

Both back wheels can and must be locked to prevent movement during transfer to and from the pool.

The stabilising arms must be fully extended before each use and be used at all times when a user is seated.

Further product info:

Height range: 1.6 metres

Rotation: 240 degrees

Maximum user weight: 136kg / 500lbs

Product weight: 542kg / 1195lbs

PAL Portable Pool Lift

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The PAL is a portable pool lift which requires no fixing to the pool deck and can be moved away for storage when not in use.

It has been designed so that individuals with disabilities and mobility impairments can have universal access to any type of swimming pool or spa.

The freestanding PAL has become the industry standard pool lift worldwide and is the perfect accessory for commercial pools.

• Third-party tested & verified ADA compliant
• Integrated armrests
• 300 lb/136kg lifting capacity
• Easy to move by one person
• LiftOperator® Intelligent Controller
• 240° rotation helps ensure a safe transfer
• Powder-coated stainless steel and aluminum construction

Key Features

The PAL Lift series meets the Americans with Disabilities Act Access Guidelines (ADAAG 2010) and is now available in the UK and Ireland.

In addition to the standard configuration, the PAL lift is also available in Hi/Lo and Spa versions – just ask us for help if you need it on 028 92 67 70 77

The 240° rotation ensures a safe transfer area and the lift can be operated by the user or an attendant using the supplied 4 way hand control.

Specifications:

136 kg (300 pound) lifting capacity.

Powered by a 24-volt rechargeable battery.

Powder-coated stainless steel and aluminum.

Variations available:

  • Standard model suitable for vast majority of commercial and private pools
  • Hi/Lo – A variation of the PAL useful for facilities that have both in-ground pools and raised spas.
  • Spa – Designed for above ground pools and raised spas.
  • PAL Package includes cover and spineboard attachment (available upon request)

Portable and Adaptable

The PAL hoist is designed to provide flexibility for aquatic facilities seeking to provide access to more than one pool or spa, or to accommodate a user’s desire to enter a single pool in multiple locations.

The PAL is available in a Hi-Lo version for facilities with both in-ground pools and above-ground spas, as well as a Spa version for above-ground pools and spas.

Using the PAL Pool Lift

The PAL pool lift must only be used on a rigid level pool deck surface with a slope of no more than 2º.

The front wheels are rigid and the back wheels swivel to facilitate movement.

Both back wheels can and must be locked to prevent movement during transfer to and from the pool.

The stabilising arms must be fully extended before each use and be used at all times when a user is seated.


Suitability for your pool:

Our friendly experts are on hand to help advise suitability on 028 92 67 70 77.

You can also refer to the Pool Profile sheet available in the ‘downloads’ tab in regards to the design and orientation of your pool including the gutter if present etc.

Notes:

• Includes battery, charger, battery console cover, water-resistant hand control, footrest, seatbelt assembly, armrests and Secure-it-Kit
• To order a lift with an Activation Key (for LiftOperator), advise us at time of order if this is required

* Package includes cover and spineboard attachment

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