With its compact design, the ceiling hoist features help to provide maximum support and comfort for all users.

Ceiling hoists are an extremely valuable tool for improving patient accessibility and quality of life. While there are many ceiling hoists to choose from, one of the most versatile is the GoLift.

The GoLift is the most advanced patient handling solution currently on the market. With a sleek design and running on the low-profile GoTrack system or the ability to be retrofitted to existing tracks, the GoLift is a great choice for both private residences and care facilities. Nevertheless, the compact design leaves many people wondering about this hoist’s capacity for lifting.

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In this blog, we are going to explore the GoLift’s weight capacity and height capabilities so that you can make an informed decision when choosing the right hoist for your needs.

Enjoy greater lifting heights with GoLift

The slimline design of the GoLift makes it an ideal choice for environments with limited/low ceiling heights, such as cottages, listed buildings and garage conversions where ceiling heights can be as much as 400mm lower than a modern building.

Typically, the GoLift can lift patients an extra 100-250mm higher compared to other ceiling hoists on the market – something which can make a big difference when it comes to safely transferring service users and minimising impact on carers. This additional height is especially critical for larger/heavier patients who tend to hang lower in the sling compared to their lighter counterparts.

Small but mighty

You might think that the small stature of the GoLift would compromise its weight-bearing capabilities, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. You can choose from four different models of GoLift depending on the weight capacity required. These are:

GO-LIFT 400 – weight capacity 28st

GO-LIFT 450 – weight capacity 32st

GO-LIFT 700 – weight capacity 50st

GO-LIFT B1000 – weight capacity 72st


These different capacities mean there is a GoLift suitable for every patient regardless of their size.

With no compromise on weight capacity and unrivalled lift capabilities, the GoLift is the perfect ceiling hoist for both new installations and upgrades to existing hoist systems.

Find out more about the GoLift ceiling hoist by contacting our knowledgeable team today.