Arjo Maxi Twin & Maxi Twin Compact

The Maxi Twin is a simple to operate full body hoist, which is suitable for clients who are unable to support themselves by standing.

It has a powered hangar bar which is operated via a hand held control which enables routines to be carried out without any manual lifting.

The client can be gently positioned either in an upright or reclined position whilst in the sling, this increases safety and efficiency. This also provides reassurance to the client as the hangar bar is open and they are able to see the carers carrying out the transfers.

The Maxi Twin Compact is the smaller version of the Maxi Twin and offers the ability to work in confined spaces.

It incorporates all of the main features of the Maxi Twin, including its innovative twin mast design, which improves stability and weight distribution, while offering the carer accessibility for working in confined spaces.   

For our video we demonstrate the Maxi Twin, however the guidance will also apply to the  the Maxi Twin Compact.


Do's and Don'ts

  • Inspect hoist before use for LOLER examination sticker and ensure the examination sticker is in date
  • Ensure the equipment works and is free from observable defects before starting
  • Read the handling plan and ensure it is current and relevant
  • Prior to raising, check the sling is positioned correctly and double check the sling attachments
  • Ensure safety and comfort of the person at all times
  • If lifting person from the floor, ensure brake is applied until person is secured in the sling and slightly lifted from the floor
  • Ensure brakes are not applied when lift is in progress
  • Apply brakes when hoist is not in use
  • Ensure battery is charged and changed regularly
  • Do not apply brakes when lift is in progress
  • Do not leave people unattended in the hoist
  • Do not transfer people in the hoist from one room to another
  • Do not hold on to hoist when lifting or lowering

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