In response to the evolving needs of healthcare education, Astor Bannerman proudly installed three advanced OT200 ceiling hoists at Buckinghamshire New University’s School of Health and Social Care. Despite challenges posed by the building’s architecture, our team overcame obstacles with innovative solutions, ensuring seamless integration.

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enhanced training experienecs


The installed hoists serve as essential tools in providing students with practical, hands-on training.

By simulating real-life scenarios, students gain invaluable experience, enhancing their confidence and proficiency in delivering quality care.

These immersive learning experiences foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills, preparing students for the complexities of their future careers in healthcare.

additional toilet hoist

Accessibility is paramount in education. Recognising this, BNU also installed an additional OT200 ceiling hoist in a residence hall’s accessible WC.

This ensures that disabled students have equal opportunities to participate fully in university life, fostering an inclusive learning environment where every student can thrive.

By prioritising accessibility, BNU are not only meeting legal requirements but also promoting diversity and equity within the healthcare education community.

Hoist At Buckinghamshire New University
Buckinghamshire New University Hoist

architectural challenges

The installation of hoists in a 1960s building presented unique challenges. The vintage architecture required specialised solutions to ensure the OT200 ceiling hoists could be securely and safely installed.

The team rose to the occasion by designing and implementing a specialised fixing tailored to the building’s structure.

This innovative approach allowed us to overcome the hurdles posed by the building’s design.


the future of healthcare

Looking ahead, Astor Bannerman remains committed to driving innovation and accessibility in healthcare education.

We are eager to continue partnering with institutions to pioneer new solutions and elevate the standard of healthcare training.

By staying at the forefront of technological advancements and educational best practices, we aim to empower students to make a meaningful impact in the field of healthcare and contribute positively to society.

Buckinghamshire New University Hoist

The installation of hoists at Buckinghamshire New University marks a significant milestone in our mission to enhance healthcare education. By providing students, including those with disabilities, with access to state-of-the-art equipment and immersive learning experiences, we are preparing them to excel in their future careers and make a meaningful impact in the field of healthcare.

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