- For specialised transfers used under strict supervision
- Separate leg and chest straps
Some patients are very difficult to lift with our popular lifting Slings. This could be due to the size of the patient, the type of chair they use, special inserts fitted to the chairs, etc. The Double Lifting Bands provide an alternative to the full body Sling. Another benefit of the Double Lifting Bands is to use only the top band to assist weight bearing patients to stand while a nurse attends to their clothing for dressing or toileting. The top band has a strong wide chest safety strap that will temporarily support a patient, even if they take their arms off the hoist frame handles. The Top Band can be used on its own with some brands of stand-up hoist.
To Fit – Top Band
This band is placed behind the patient’s back and under the patient’s arms. The soft foam padding will roll over under the arms during the lift to prevent it cutting in. Attached to the Top Band is a wide chest safety strap, with a double Hook & Loop Tape fastening. This should be done up around the patient’s chest.
To Fit – Bottom Band
This is placed under the patient’s thighs as near to the groin as possible.
By attaching the shortest loops of the Top Band and longest loops on the Bottom Band, the patient can be lifted in a sitting upright position – this makes it very easy to lower the patient onto a commode/toilet/chair without having to pull them back into position. Also, there is less chance of the patient jack-knifing at the knees. To have the patient reclined, use the longer loops on the Top Band and the shorter loops on the Bottom Band.
Safe Working Load: 180kg / 395lbs (In accordance with ISO 10535:2011)
Attachment Method: Metal hook coathanger type hoists
Size: 1 size. Hook & Loop Tape belt fits chest size 75cm to 113cm (29″ to 44″)
Item #: 532
||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.
Note: Always have the patient’s arms outside the Top Lift Band. Protect the patient’s face from hitting the hoist while fitting the Lifting Bands and during the lift. Practise the lift with other staff to gain experience and confidence before lifting the patient. Fasten the Hook & Loop Tape when not in use or washing. This Sling may not be suitable for some patients, due to pressure under the arms, or they may slip off the Bottom Thigh Band. The Bosun Chair Sling and the Access Sling are alternative dressing Slings that may be safer to use for most patients.
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: 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
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