Bosun Chair Sling
- Important Information
- Simple to fit and remove
- Good toileting sling with hygiene access
- Saves two unnecessary lifts
This quick to fit and easy to remove sling is more like a ‘Bosun 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 (available as an extra), a Carer should support the patient’s head 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.
See also the Access Sling, that is also used for toileting and dressing.
Safe Working Load: 300kg / 660lbs (Weight Tested To 1000kg / 2200lbs, exceeding ISO 10535:2011)
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.
||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.|
|All Day Sling Material
||Nylon||A strong, thin material with a Rip Stop thread in the material, to help reduce or prevent ripping. As the material is breathable the Slings can be left under the patients sitting in chairs. This reduces the need to remove the Sling after the patient has been hoisted into a chair, and then replace the Sling to pick them up again. Available for all sizes except Extra Large/Heavy Duty.|
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.
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.
What's 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