- 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 keyhole plate tilt frame.
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. 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. Webbing handles are provided at the back of the Sling to help guide patients into chairs. 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, that has Tilt Frame Keyhole Plates and is used for toileting and dressing.
Safe Working Load: 220kg / 485lbs (Weight Tested To 550kg / 1212kg), exceeding ISO 10535:2011)
Attachment Method: Keyhole plate tilt frame hoists
||Waist Measurement (cm)
||Waist Measurement (“)
||65 – 93
||25.5 – 36.5
||77 – 93
||30 – 36.5
||87 – 140
||34 – 55
||98 – 150
||38.5 – 59
Special sizes made on request.
||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.
General Manual Handling Warning: Manual Handling products are designed to assist carers to help patients. They will not make the carer stronger or fitter, but with correct training and use of the products, should make manual handling easier and safer for both staff and patients. When training, practise with an able-bodied colleague. If any procedure is not comfortable or is difficult and puts the carer or patient in a dangerous position, the participants should call out to stop the manoeuvre, recover and recommence. Never jeopardise your health by straining, twisting or being incorrectly positioned when manual handling. Always select the most appropriate equipment for the patient’s current condition and if in doubt, use mechanical equipment. Ask your Manual Handling adviser for individual guidance.
Correct Buckle Threading: Click here to view a video showing the correct way to thread a buckle onto the webbing. It is vital that the buckles on this product are correctly fitted. Contact us if you need to order a replacement buckle if one is broken.
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. This advice is applicable for the version of this product which uses Keyhole Plates.
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.
Sling Inspection Before Use Checklist: We adopt the SlingSpector checklist. Click here to download.
6 Monthly Thorough Sling Inspection Checklist: We adopt the SlingSpector checklist. Click here to download. We recommend using colour-coded Sling Inspection Tags to help reduce staff’s time when searching for Slings which need inspecting.
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