Ceiling Lifts vs. Floor Lifts—What's the difference?



Ceiling lifts and total body floor lifts perform similar patient handling functions. Both lifts can safely transfer patients between surfaces (e.g., from bed to chair, and from bed to commode). Care facilities often need a combination of both total body floor lifts and ceiling lifts to provide coverage of all areas and to control the risk to workers as required by section 4.50 (1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. This bulletin discusses key differences between these types of lifts that should be considered when determining which lift to use or purchase.

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