The Handi Lift – Ambulance Services is one of many manual handling aids we supply. It is very useful when transferring patients from a bed to a chair or wheelchair.
Depending on the co-operation from the patient, one Carer can use the Handi-Lift. It is highly recommended that two Carers assist in the transfer.
This product is made from very strong material, but is very light and comfortable to use, both for the nursing staff and patients. The large padded webbing handles are comfortable for the Carers’ hands.
Alternative products are the Handi Lift Walk Belt and the Soft Transfer Belt.
Wipe clean with a hospital grade disinfectant or 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.