Whether you want to get behind the wheel as a driver or travel as a passenger, our person hoists are the ideal solution for seating wheelchair users in a standard vehicle.
- CompatibilityMost vehicles
- InstallationSimple by a Trained Engineer
- Finance optionsAvailable
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Who can benefit from our person hoists?
Person hoists are typically used by people who have limited mobility, strength or flexibility and require assistance transferring from a wheelchair to a car seat.
Some examples of disabilities that may require the use of a person hoist include spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis.
Before finding this company I was stuck at home as I couldn’t get in the car after my Multiple Sclerosis severely went downhill. The person hoist is a sturdy piece of equipment which makes me feel really secure.Emma Camplin
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Born from one man’s desire for greater independence, Autochair is a world-leading manufacturer of vehicle adaptation products. Products which have been making a difference to the lives of tens of thousands of people for over 40 years.
From a unique person lift solution to the most powerful scooter and wheelchair hoists on the market, Autochair makes car travel easy and accessible to all.
Who can benefit from using a person hoist?
Mobility device users with significantly reduced mobility can benefit from using a person hoist for safe and comfortable transfers into a standard car seat. Some examples of disabilities that may require the use of a person hoist include spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis.
What is the weight capacity of a person hoist?
The person hoist can lift a user weighing up to 150 kgs.
Is there a height limit for use of a person hoist?
There is no height limit for use of a person hoist, however the taller you are, the more height you will need within the car aperture as well as good range of neck movement. To confirm user suitability and vehicle compatibility for the person hoist, we always conduct a physical assessment.
What maintenance is required for a person hoist?
Although it is not a requirement, we do advise that your person hoist is serviced every 12 months to ensure it is in top working condition. Please get in touch with us to arrange yours.
How long does it take to install a person hoist?
The person hoist can typically be fitted within 2-5 hours depending on your car make and model.
How do I ensure the safety of the person being lifted with a hoist?
Our person hoists are designed for safe and reliable use, but it is imperative that the sling is set up and attached correctly before lifting the user.
Can a person hoist be transferred if I change my car?
When the time comes to change your car, we recommend contacting our team to check compatibility of your person hoist with the new vehicle and confirm if we can facilitate a transfer. A new installation kit is typically required.