Car – Bus Seat Slide Pad
- Important Information
This product is to help people who cannot turn and move into a bus seat near the window. It can also be used to help people getting into the back seat of a car.
1. Place the two Pads on the seat. The two blue surfaces are against each other and the thin joining webbing is at the back of the seat. The Top Pad is over hanging the side edge of the seat and has part of the Pad resting against the back of the seat, so when the passenger sits down, the webbing handles will be either side of their hips.
2. The passenger has sat down, facing the central aisle of the bus.
3. The passenger holds the back of the seat in front of them, so they turn around to face the front and then slide across to be next to the window.
4. The passenger is now correctly positioned next to the window. Remember to always remove the Pads during the journey. The Pads can be put back in place when getting out of the car at the destination.
If necessary the Top Pad can now be wiped clean to use with another person.
To get out of the seat, reverse the above procedure by the passenger standing up a little so a Carer can position the Pads on the seat again.
If the passenger needs assistance:
5. Carer assisting to turn the passenger to face the front.
6. The Carer supports their own body against the back of the seat. They can hold the webbing handles on the Top Pad, either side of the passenger’s hips. It is very important that the passenger holds the back of the seat in front of them and partially stands a little to take some of their weight off the seat. The Carer can now slide the passenger’s hips across to the seat next to the window. If necessary a second Carer can also help, but if the passenger can co-operate the weight is greatly reduced when the Carer moves their hips.
In Back Seat of Car:
1. Place the Pads on the seat. The front of the Top Pad should be over the side edge of the seat with part of the Pad resting against the back of the seat.
2. The passenger sits on the Top Pad so the webbing handles are on both sides of their hips.
3. The Carer helps to slide the passenger back into the seat and assist them to put their feet into the car so they face the front.
4. The passenger should hold the seat in front of them so they can stand a little, while the Carer removes the Top and Bottom Pads for the journey. Never leave the pads under the person when the car is moving, remember to fasten the car seat belt.
When getting out of the car, the passenger should slightly stand again, so the Carer can place the Top and Bottom Pads back on the seat under them. The Carer can assist the passenger to get their legs out of the car.
5. They can then use the webbing handles on both sides to slide the passenger to the side of the seat.
6. By using the webbing handles the Carer can assist the passenger to stand up. This is easier if the passenger leans forward and supports themselves on the car.
For front seat passengers we recommend a similar product to the Car / Bus Seat Slide Pad, the Car Seat Slide Pad, used to assist passengers into the front seat of a car.
Item # 504B
Size: Top Sheet Size: 82cm x 50cm / 32" x 19.5"
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
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.