The Bosun Chair Sling Side Straps can be used with the Bosun Chair Sling (sold separability). They give extra stability to patients who:
- May not have enough trunk control
- Could lean sideways when in the sling
Simply lasso the longest loops of the Side Straps onto the space provided on the webbing belt on both sides of the sling.
Experiment when lifting to get the most appropriate loop section to hang onto the hook on the hoist spreader bar.
The Side Straps are also used to extend the Shoulder Straps on the Premier and other lifting slings. They will allow the sling to pick up from the floor with the patient lying down.
Wash up to 80°C (176°F). Air dry in the shade, 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 product.
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.
Are these Straps only for use with the Bosun Chair Sling (sold separability)?
No . They are a simple piece of webbing with bar stitching at certain intervals. You may find other uses for them.