Reliable lifting is no horseplay
23 January 2013
When they need to be operated on, horses at the Equine Centre in Newmarket must be anaesthetised and carefully hoisted into the operating theatre. The reliability of the hoists used for this purpose is of the utmost imp
Having used GIS EM hoists in a previous surgery, the senior partner of the veterinary practice, David Ellis, contacted lifting contractor EST at the planning stage and gave carte-blanche to specify, supply and install all of the lifting equipment with the proviso that GIS products were the first choice where available.
Peter Ashford of Lift Turn Move, the UK agent for GIS and original supplier of the hoists, visited the Newmarket Equine Hospital last month to see the hoists in action. "This just goes to show the engineering quality of these hoists.
These are standard GIS hoists in situ in a wet room, where they are exposed to a damp environment including intermittent hosing down, and the hoists are performing magnificently."