Sometimes it is not possible to use a mechanical lifting hoist when away from home. Some examples could be going on a picnic, going to the beach, lifting people into boats, or even going camping. The Handi Sling will help open new horizons to enable people to be more active in many ways, without the necessity of having a mechanical hoist to lift them.
- Helpful manual lifting Sling
- Slippery, breathable material
The Handi Pads are an optional extra. They attach to the webbing straps with Hook & Loop Tape. Using them make lifting the Handi Sling’s straps much more comfortable.
When designing the Handi Sling, we were very mindful that it is against Manual Handling principals to manually lift people. Before using, a risk assessment should be undertaken, including weight and co-operation of the Client and the ability of the Carers. Any instructions, suggestions, or videos are purely a guide. Manual Handling Trainers knows the abilities of the people doing the lift and the person being lifted. They may alter our suggestions to suit the Carers and person being lifted.
Another product to consider is the Handi Lift Walk Belt.
Item # 5380 – Handi Sling
Item # 5381 – Handi Sling with Head Support
Item # 5383 – Handi Pads (Set of 2)
Safe Working Load: 100kg / 220lbs (In accordance with ISO 10535:2011)
Attachment Method: Manual lift
||83cm / 32.6″
||52cm / 20.5″
||Standard with Head Support
||83cm / 32.6″
||88cm / 34.6″
|All Day Sling Material
||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.
See the FAQ’S 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 If any damage is found the Sling must be withdrawn from service and repaired, if possible.
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 patients’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
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