Mattress Handling Straps
- Important Information
These Straps are used to slide under a mattress to make it easier to move the mattress across to a trolley or for two people to carry it.
Mattresses can be very heavy and some do not have handles on them or the handles provided may not be correctly positioned to make them easy to carry.
The Mattress Handling Straps have a batten inside the webbing, so by sliding the batten under the mattress, the strap can be secured with only lifting the side of the mattress to insert the strap webbing.
Item # 503
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.