Criteria for Ceiling Lifts

These are the criteria used by Salina (KS) Regional Medical Center when the hospital evaluated ceiling lift systems:

Automatic stop if lift is too high or too low
Emergency stop
Sling base safety latches
Quick release capability
Meets International Organization for Standardizations standards
400- and 800-pound lift units
Slings in small to extra large sizes
Walking slings
Hours of on-site training
H design with exposed mounting leg support (offers most flexibility)