Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dolphin Mobility Job Vacancies

Office staff required- Surrey Office

We are currently advertising for a full Time Receptionist / Administrator in the Chobham, Surrey office

The applicant should be an enthusiastic person with a good telephone manner and communication skills as well as being computer literate.
Tasks will include reception duties, data entry, filing and general administrative work. The salary will be dependent on experience.

Weekend Call-Out Engineer - Surrey Branch

We have an opportunity for an experienced stair lift engineer, to cover London and the south east for emergency call out / repairs and servicing.
The applicant will be expected to cover 3 twelve hour shifts, each Friday, Saturday and Sunday (9am-9pm), a company van and telephone will be provided

The ideal applicant will have experience with stairlifts, through floor lifts and hoists, although training courses will be arranged with the manufacturers to improve product knowledge. Salary will be dependent on experience

Dolphin Mobility is an equal opportunities company. If you are interested in any of the vacancies shown please reply with CV to:

Dolphin Mobility Ltd, 37 Chertsey Road, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8PD. Tel - 01276 856060.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Petition: Accommodation should provide information for disabled guests

Responsible department: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

At the moment finding information about access or accessibility at accommodation for disabled visitors in Britain can be a lottery. Information about access is often not obvious on accommodation websites or is non-existent. There are good examples of Access Statement templates offered for example by VisitEngland, but these are not used effectively by all accommodation providers. I would like all tourism accommodation providers to provide sufficient details and to use key search words to give disabled people the opportunity to make informed decisions about which places meet their needs. This should include images for disabled visitors who do not use or understand the English language. I would like the government to consider how all accommodation providers could be encouraged to provide information. If you agree with me, please support this campaign and share with others. Thank you.

You can sign the online petition here.

This petition was created by Brian Seaman You can follow Brian on Twitter @BrianMSeaman.

Pool Lift Buyers Guide

Dolphin Mobility Hoists have posted a new guide to buying a pool lift on the website.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pre-Xmas discount on Easytrack and Voyager Hoist

Dolphin Mobility Hoists are offering a huge discount of over £400 off rrp when you buy an Easytrack FS and voyager portable hoist. The rrp is £2560 plus vat, Dolphin will sell this for £2150 plus vat for orders placed before Christmas Day 2011.

For more information and pdf product downloads please visit:

Please note that these prices are not available on the website, you must call the office on 01276 856060 and tell us that you've seen this offer. Delivery by courier charge of £95 will apply, or you can collect for free from our offices in Chobham, Surrey. If you need an engineer to set up the system for you, please call us to get a price.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dolphin Lifts at Care Roadshows Brighton

Trevor Cooper from Dolphin Stairlifts will be exhibiting at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on the 23rd of November 2011 between 10am and 4pm.

Care Roadshows are a series of events catered to all decision makers within the care sector. If you are a residential care home owner, healthcare professional or other care provider then you should think about visiting your local Care Roadshow.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New portable hoist lifts person into front of car

The new Atlas Hoist is a compact and highly portable lift which can hoist a person into, and out of, the front seat of a car.

Portable Hoist Video:

The hoist can then be folded up and stored in the boot. This is probably the most portable lifting solution that we've come across. If you would like more information call us on 0800 9800 126 or 01276 856060. If you are in the north of England try us on 0161 707 9995.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Atlas Hoists for car, home and travel

The new Atlas Compact Portable Hoist is suitable for hoisting a person into a car, the hoist can then be folded down and placed easily into the boot.

The Atlas hoist is so transportable you could even check it into the hold of an airplane and take it with you on holiday. It can be used abroad and we can provide the following charger leads for these areas: UK / Ireland. Continental Europe. USA. The manual version of the Atlas Hoist can also be used and it does not require any electrical connection.

The Atlas is light enough to be easily carried upstairs and is suitable for use in confined spaces like a bathroom. For more details please call Dolphin Mobility on 0800 9800 126 or go to the portable hoists section on our website.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gantry Hoists for the Disabled

There are many types of portable gantry hoists on the market, here is a selection of our preferred systems, which can be seen in more detail on the portable hoist page of our website.

The Easytrack FS is our most popular gantry hoist, used in conjunction with the V3 portable and Voyager portable hoist motors, the tracking has a safe working capacity of 200kg, which is exceptional for a portable gantry system.

Easytrack FS
V3 Portable Hoist

Voyager Portable Hoist

Easytrack FS Posts
If the portability of the gantry is the most important factor then the Travel Track may be the most suitable system. The track folds up into a wheeled travel case and is probably the easiest hoist to erect, dismantle and transport.
Travel Track
The portable nature of the Travel Track reduces the load capacity, which is limited to 130 kg, and it is important to bear this in mind before you buy. The V3 and Voyager portable hoists can also be used with this gantry system.

If you would like to speak to someone about gantry hoists, you can call Dolphin Lifts on 0800 9800 126.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Mobile Floor Hoists from Dolphin Mobility

A new section has been added to the Dolphin Mobility website which exclusively features mobile floor hoists which are suitable for patient lifting in a domestic or professional caring environment.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Handimove Wall Lift Hoists

The Handimove Wall Lift is especially suitable where space is confined and it is not practical to use a ceiling or mobile hoist. If the structure of the wall is suitable, it can be fixed in a bedroom, living room or garage. It is also used in changing areas and to access plunge pools, spa pools and ball pools.


The Wall Lift has a telescopic arm which can increase the radius of its arc from 900-1300mm. The arm folds flat to the wall, taking up minimal space when not in use. It can cover an area similar to a 2m length of ceiling track.

For more information and pricing please call us free on 0800 9800 126 or visit the Dolphin Mobility Hoists website.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dolphin Stairlifts - Prices Calculator

Check out Dolphin Stairlifts online stairlift prices calculator. In order to calculate a price for your stairlift, we'll need you to take a few measurements first. After you've done that and entered them on the website, we'll be able to calculate the fully delivered and installed price for your stairlift.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Portable Step Lifts - Demonstration Video

Powerstep Portable Step Lifts are unique and designed to enable negotiation of one or two steps up to a height of 600mm (24"). With their compact design, foldable platform and hinging option, they can fit where others cannot.

The fully portable Powerstep range is ideal for use in the garden or with caravans and mobile homes where steps are too high to manage.

For more details and prices please visit or you can call us free on 0800 9800 126.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

BluOne Pool Lift increased weight capacity

The standard weight limit for the BluOne portable pool lift is 110 kg. This can now be increased to 130 kg for a surcharge of £100 plus vat at point of order.
For more information please contact Christian or Craig at Dolphin Mobility on 0800 9800 126.

Etac Clean Shower Commode Chair

The Etac Clean is the new generation of shower commode / shower chair — comfortable, secure and easy to use. Every detail is designed to make the situation easier for both users and carers. Clean shower commode / shower chair has neither welding seams nor holes, thus reducing the risk of corrosion. This makes Clean very durable.

Easier transfers with Clean

The seat has a recess at the front and is fully open to the rear. This facilitates the accessibilty for intimate hygiene, for both carer and user. The armrests can be taken off or swung away, and the footrest slides in easily underneath the seat. This all makes transfers easier and safer. For users who can propel themselves there is a Clean shower commode / shower chair model with 24" rear wheels.

There are many accessories to choose from for Clean shower commode / shower chair.

Etac Clean 24
Etac Clean
Etac Clean Height Adjustable


Seat height: 44 - 60 cm (depending on the model)
Total width: 52 cm (all models)
Total width between armrests 43.5 cm (all models)
Weight: 14.2 kg


Chassis: powder-painted steel tubing
Seat/backrest: polypropylene
Armrests: polypropylene
Footplate: polypropylene
Castor brackets: polyamide
Swivel castors, lockable, ball-bearing: polyamide/TPE


Regular cleaning plus inspection of castors. Clean the product with a solvent-free detergent which has a pH of 6-9, or with a 70% disinfectant solution. Can be decontaminated at max. 85°C if so required.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Changing Places

Thousands of people need the Changing Places toilets that would help them to enjoy the day to day activities many of us take for granted.

The Changing Places Consortium has launched its campaign on behalf of those people who cannot use standard accessible toilets.This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as many other disabled people.

They need Changing Places toilets with enough space and the right equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist.

For more information please visit

Pressalit Care Height Adjustable Changing Benches

Friday, June 24, 2011

Travel Track Gantry for Portable Hoists

This compact and portable travel track gantry system is simple to use, transport and store. Perfect for taking on holiday, it also provides an ideal solution for people requiring short term lifting/transfer assistance, or as an interim system whilst awaiting the installation of a fixed gantry.

The carry case opens out to reveal four telescopic legs and a gantry track that is compatible with most portable hoist units. Dolphin tend to use the V3 hoist or the Voyager Portable Hoist.

Each leg extends and is locked into place by means of a robust handle that clicks the lock into position. Peace of mind is provided by the clear visual indicator - if you can see the red section of the lock it is not engaged. The easy grip handles have been designed to make locking and unlocking the legs quick and simple.

The only installation necessary is the pulling out of the telescopic legs, the track is already fixed in place.

When it is no longer needed the legs are simply folded back into the case and the case in turn is folded back to its closed position. The Travel Track can then be stored until it is needed again.

For more information on the Travel Track and other transportable hoists please call Dolphin on 0800 9800 126 or visit the Dolphin Lifts website.

Dolphin Bathrooms to enter administration

News broke yesterday that the owner of Dolphin Bathrooms, private equity firm Homeform, plans to go into administration.

Dolphin Mobility and the other members of the Dolphin Stairlifts Group would like to make it absolutely clear that they have nothing to do with Dolphin Bathrooms or Homeform in any way, shape or form.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Prism Medical Announces Acquisition of Movement 2 Ltd.

TORONTO, April 18 /CNW/ - Prism Medical Ltd. ("Prism Medical" or "the Company") (TSXV: PM), a leading provider of durable medical equipment and related services to the mobility disadvantaged, today announced the acquisition of Movement 2 Ltd. ("Movement 2"), a provider of home care patient moving and handling equipment, servicing and repair in the East Midlands region of the UK.

The total consideration paid for the acquisition was £0.8 million (approximately $1.3 million). Under the terms of the agreement, Prism Medical has paid £0.4 million (approximately $0.64 million) in cash and issued £0.4 million (approximately $0.64 million) of 7% notes, repayable over 3 years. The transaction is expected to be accretive in the first year of ownership.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Flow and Homeglide Stairlifts from Dolphin Mobility

The Flow Stairlift for curved stairs and the Homeglide Stairlift for straight stairs are now available to buy from Dolphin Mobility.

The Flow is manufactured by Access BDD, part of the ThyssenKrupp organisation. Founded in 1976, Access have grown into one of the largest stairlift manufacturers in the world.

For more information and prices, please call us free on 0800 9800 126.

Oxford Hoists - 2011 Dipper Pool lift Prices

New prices for the Oxford Dipper pool lift have been released by Joerns Healthcare and Dolphin's discounted prices can now be seen by clicking the following links to the Dolphin Mobility website:

Oxford Dipper Pool Hoist with Ranger Transporter Chair

Oxford Dipper Pool Hoist with Spreader Bar

The RRP for the Dipper and ranger chair is £4655 and the Dipper with spreader bar is £3447. Please note that the discounted prices on the Dolphin mobility website may not be available in all parts of the country. The prices will definitely apply to our London and Manchester offices which incorporate the North West and South East areas of England.

If you need a quote to include installation charges or if you have any questions about the Dipper, please call Dolphin on 0800 9800 126.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Oxford Hoists - New 2011 Prices Online

The Dolphin Mobility website has been updated and now features 2011 pricing for the Oxford Hoists range of products from Joerns Healthcare.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Poolside Hoists

Dolphin Mobility supply and install a wide range of poolside hoists to enable mobility impaired and disabled swimmers gain access to every type of swimming pool.

Pool hoists can be permanently fixed to the poolside using a concrete deck anchor or be completely portable allowing more than one pool to be served. For more information on the entire range of poolside hoists available, please contact Dolphin Mobility on 0800 9800 126.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Medical Device Alert: Oxford Voyager Fixed Hoist with XY Gate System

Safety warning MHRA.

Due to insufficient information in the installation, inspection and maintenance instructions this hoist may detach from the track during use. This would result in serious injury to the occupant or others.

Joerns Healthcare issued a Field Safety Notice (dated 17 September 2010) incorporating revised instructions but has been unable to trace all users.

BHM Junior Folding Hoist Specifications

Updated product specs and user manuals for the Junior Folding Hoist have been posted online.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Installing ceiling hoists in a typical home - Video

This video shows some of the different installation techniques which can be used when ceiling mounting a disabled hoist into a typical domestic property or in other locations where timber joists may be present.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Arjo Pool Lifts

Arjo have recently been informing their clients that they will no longer be supplying pool lift products. If you have a swimming pool project which was intending to use an Arjo pool lift you may wish to consider an alternative lift supplied by Dolphin Mobility.

The Oxford Dipper pool lift is a popular alternative. The Dipper can be used with a spreader bar and sling or the ranger transporter chair. It requires a socket based installation similar to the Arjo pool lift products which means the Dipper is usually a viable option when replacing Arjo lifts.

Dolphin's entire range of swimming pool hoisting equipment can be viewed on the pool lifts section of our website.

BHM V5 Hoist - Voyager Duo Parts List

The BHM V5 Voyager Duo Hoist Parts List is now online.