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Questions and Answers Is there a risk of my mobile lift tipping over?

We usually move a patient between the bed and a chair or wheelchair. But around the bed it is very crowded, especially when the legs of the mobile lift are widened to a maximum. Can you move a patient in a mobile lift when the lift's base is in its narrowest position without a risk of tipping?

All Liko's lifts meet the requirements of ISO 10535 regarding tipping angles, max. load, etc., and have undergone thorough testing in order enable safe usage in commonly occurring care situations.

Transferring a patient in the way you describe in your question is thus not a problem; the mobile lift is sufficiently stable even with the base in the narrowest position.
When you select a mobile lift, you should also think of selecting one that meets your needs. In this case the Viking XS, which is designed for places where space in very limited, could be a good choice.

The way the base is widened also differentiates the lifts, Golvo, for instance, has a parallel base widening, while our other mobile lifts have a V-shaped widening.
For lifting around the bed, the bed's floor clearance can also be of importance, since it affects the possibility to drive the lift in under the bed. For beds with low clearance, Liko has developed a solution which is the lowest in the world, Golvo Low Base™, which is just 6 cm (2.4 in) high.

A closely related aspect to your question is that we, as a general rule, recommend short transfers between two lifting places. This has to do with the patient's safety, as the possible risks that can arise when transferring with a lift occur when the patient is suspended over the floor.


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