The Handi Transfer Sling is one of many manual handling aids we supply. It is similar to the popular Handi Lift (sold separately).
The Sling has a foam padded body with padded webbing handles sewn onto the back of the Sling.
One Sling can be used in the small of the back to help transfer patients. If necessary, two Carers using two Slings (one behind the back and one under the thighs) can be used to transfer someone weighing less than 55kg / 121lbs. This should only be undertaken if a mechanical hoist and Sling is not available.
Wash up to 80°C (176°F). Air dry in the shade, 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.