AndrewR on our MakeAbility forum asks:
Has anyone considered or completed the modification of a mobile hoist into a cantilever type please? If so, I would appreciate any comment or advice on any of the issues you had to address either safety, engineering or legislation related.
A client needs a hoist and sling to be able to get into a bath. There is a Molift Smart 150 mobile hoist at the house but the bath is fully built-in so the hoist legs cannot pass under or around the bath. Modifications to the bath or bathroom are not possible hence the need to lengthen the lifting arm to extend beyond the front wheels.