- Important Information
- Keyhole Plate attachments for tilt frame hoists
- Quick to fit and remove
- Built-in Keyhole Plate Safety Straps
This sling is designed for use with hoists that have a moveable tilting frame with special studs needing slings to be fitted with Keyhole Plates.
This quick to fit and easy to remove sling is more like a ‘Bosun’s Chair’ than a conventional lifting sling. The advantage of this sling is that it is easy to undress patients while in the sling and it saves two unnecessary lifts to put a patient on a bed to undress and dress them. It can also be left behind the patient without adverse pressure problems, but as it is such an easy sling to put on and remove, most Carers will remove the sling rather than leave it behind a patient.
The sling can pick up from the floor or bed. However, as it does not have a head section a Carer should sit the patient up before fitting the sling. If the patient is lying down, help support the patient’s head and shoulders until they have been lifted into the sitting position. Handles are provided at the back of the sling to help guide patients into chairs. Normally however, as the patient is already in a good sitting position, they could be lowered directly into a chair. This is particularly helpful if the chair has positioning inserts.
We incorporate special ‘Safety Straps’ with our slings as an extra safety measure.
See also the RPH Keyhole Access Sling (sold separately), that has Tilt Frame Keyhole Plates and is used for toileting and dressing.
Safe Working Load:
220kg (Weight Tested To 550kg, exceeding ISO 10535:2011)
485lbs (Weight Tested To 1212kg, exceeding ISO 10535:2011)
Attachment Method: Keyhole plate tilt frame hoists
Disposal: When the Sling is ready for disposal, we suggest the lifting straps are cut off, so it cannot be used with another patient.
|Item #||Waist Measurement||Waist Measurement (cm)
||Waist Measurement (")||Webbing Colour|
|785E||Extra Small||65 - 93||25.5 - 36.5||Brown|
|785||Small||77 - 93||30 - 36.5||Red|
|783||Large||87 - 140||34 - 55||Green|
|783W||Large Wide||98 - 150||38.5 - 59||Grey|
Special sizes made on request.
||Nylon||This is called a solid material, as it is not a Mesh or Netting material that has holes in the material. The Nylon has some slipperiness, to make it easier to slide down behind a patient's back, when they are sitting in a chair.|
See the FAQ tab for more information.
Wash up to 80°C (176°F). Air or tumble dry on a cool setting, ensuring the drum is cool. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing. We recommend using a Pelican Washing Bag to help contain the straps.
Attaching Brand New Keyhole Plate Slings to a Hoist: View our video guidance here.
General Keyhole Plate Sling Information: Click here for general information, including filing down Keyhole Plates which are too tight.
Warning: Inspect slings before every use. If any damage is found the Sling must be withdrawn from service and repaired, if possible.
Disposal: When the Sling is ready for disposal, we suggest the Lifting Straps are cut off, so it cannot be used with another patient.
Sling & Hoist Compatibility: Click here for more information.
Sling Life Expectancy: Click here for more information.
What the International Standard ISO10535:2011 requires for Period Sling Inspections and Sling Labelling: Click here for more information.
Need Simple Sling Inspections? For the 6 Monthly Inspections we recommend using the SlingSpector platform and app to conduct safe, efficient sling inspections, with consistency across an entire organisation.
Do I need to do Sling inspections?
Yes - see the Important Information tab for more information.
What are the Sling inspection requirements?
See the Important Information tab for more information. We've paraphrased the International Standard 10535:2011 under licence, detailing exactly what is required.
Where can I find the inspection checklists?
See the Important Information tab for more information. We provide the following checklists:
- Sling Inspection Before Use
- 6 Monthly Thorough Sling Inspection