Bosun Chair Sling

Units of Measurement: Each
SKU: 565-VARIOUS Category:

AUD $346.00AUD $470.00

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This quick to fit and easy to remove toileting 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.

Main Features

  • Simple to fit and remove
  • Good toileting Sling with hygiene access
  • Saves two unnecessary lifts

The Sling can pick up from the floor or a bed. However, as it does not have a head section, a Carer should support the Patient’s head 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.

See also the Access Sling (sold separately), that is also used for toileting and dressing.

Safe Working Load: In accordance with ISO 10535:2011

220kg / 485lbs (All Day Sling Material) | 300kg / 660lbs (Standard Nylon Material)

ARTG: 99879

GMDN: 40535

Attachment Method: Metal hook coathanger type hoists



Item # Size Webbing Waist Size
567E Extra Small Brown 50cm – 93cm / 19.5″ – 36.5″
567 Small Red 69cm – 93cm / 27″ – 36.5″
565 Large Green 90cm – 140cm / 35.5″ – 55″
565W Large Wide Grey 100cm – 150cm / 39″ – 59″

Special sizes made on request.

Materials Available:

Material Photo Type Notes
Standard White 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.
Blue Mesh Polyester This is a soft and comfortable Mesh with small holes. The holes can be cooler for the patient. Sometimes this material will be used for showering or in a bath.

Please select the most appropriate material and sling design for the patient, but remember, if the patient’s condition changes, it may be necessary to use a different material and design of sling. 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.

Warning: Inspect Slings before every use. If any damage is found the Sling must be withdrawn from service and repaired, if possible.

Warning: If you are leaving a Sling made in the All Day Sling material under a person, always ensure that there will be no adverse pressure care issues. This includes checking that the attachment method (e.g. webbing loops, keyhole plates, etc.), are not positioned in such a way that may hurt the person. The actual material is very thin and it should not cause a pressure problem, but the patient’s skin integrity should be regularly checked, just in case the Sling is causing a pressure problem. If there are any early signs of pressure problems, discontinue using this design of Sling.

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: Click here to download.

6 Monthly Thorough Sling Inspection Checklist: Click here to download.

Online Sling Inspection Training: For excellent guidance on how to do inspections, check out this course on the Udemy learning platform. On completion of the course you will receive a certificate, which makes staff education simple. This training is in addition to the training offered by your organisation. The course covers:

  • How the do a Sling Inspection Before Use
  • How to do a 6 Monthly Thorough Sling Inspection
  • What the labeling requirements are
  • Example of sling damage
  • How to safely mark a sling

sling inspections training

What is the difference between the Access Sling and the Bosun Chair Sling?

The Access Sling looks like a conventional Sling that the nurses are familiar with. It is a lot more padded than the Bosun Chair Sling, which offers slightly better comfort. However, the straps on the Access Sling lift from the legs and in front of the patient’s chest so this is only suitable for patients who will not lean back and go into extension. The Bosun Chair Sling has straps behind the patient’s back that prevent them from going into extension. When used with the optional Side Straps to give extra leaning stability, the Bosun Chair Sling gives more control for the placid patients who may have Cerebral Palsy, stroke patients or people who go into extension.

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