ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet

Units of Measurement: Each

AUD $210.00

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The ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet is for the emergency evacuation of non-ambulant Patients. Daily bed making is as normal. It is designed to fit Single & King Single size beds.

It is designed for Single and some King Single size beds. An alternative product is the ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet – Deep & Airflow, which is designed for most air-flow mattresses for pressure care.


  • The Patient is protected by their mattress and can be taken down stairs to safety
  • Pulling Straps sewn half way down the length to allow for more rescuers
  • Cross Straps sewn all the way across the material for extra strength
  • Built in plastic slide board – excellent for sliding on all surfaces, especially carpet & vinyl
  • Strong elastic corner straps
  • Plastic buckles – safer than metal buckles/will not damage a washing machine
  • Miracle Grip on the sides to help prevent the mattress slipping on bed frame (Patent Applied For)
  • Press studs & pockets to safely contain the straps

Special Features

The ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet is made from a strong white nylon material which is easy to see in the dark when taken outside if an evacuation takes place at night.

It is always best to avoid the straps becoming tangled on the bed, as this could delay a fast evacuation. To help keep the straps in place, we have included Press Studs (Patent applied for) and pockets that keep all of the straps secured to the ResQsheet when under the mattress.

To Install

Position the ResQsheet under the mattress with the four elastic straps over each corner of the mattress to help keep the it in position when bed making. Fold the Cross Straps and secure into the pockets provided, ready for easy access in an emergency. Secure the Head and Foot Straps using the Press Studs.

To Use

Pull the Cross Straps out of the pockets or elastic loops and join the buckle with the strap from the opposite pocket over the Patient and bed clothes. A pillow may be placed under the Cross Straps on the Patient’s chest, and another across their legs, to help further protect them.

Pull the Cross Straps tight to cocoon the Patient, complete with sheets and blankets still on the mattress. Take out the Head and Foot Pulling Straps from under the mattress. Lower the bed as far as possible.

Use the Pulling Straps to lower the Patient and mattress off the bed and slide along the floor by using the long Pulling Straps at either end. ResQSheet Extension Straps (sold separately) are available which can fit to any of the ResQ products to allow for more people to pull.

After evacuation, the Patient can be left cocooned in the ResQsheet, which may be helpful with Patients who are liable to wander.


The materials used to make the ResQsheets are the same as we use for our Lifting Slings.

When carrying out ‘In House’ testing, the ResQsheet were pulled at a fast walking speed on carpet and vinyl, with a load of 104kg / 229lbs. The test results can vary on different grades of carpet depending on the pile and underlay. With vinyl flooring, the type of vinyl and any polishes or cleaning materials used may also affect the pulling force. Therefore these results are just an indication of the reduction.

The Initial Force was when the ResQsheets were on the floor. When starting to slide, the initial force should be less. The table below shows the forces in relation to the ResQsheet, and the ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet. If there are long corridors of carpet, we recommend using the ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet.

Item Name Pulling Weight Carpet Floor Initial Force Carpet Floor Sliding Force Vinyl Floor Initial Force Vinyl Floor Sliding Force
ResQsheet 104kg / 229lbs 36kg / 73lbs 24kg / 54lbs 35kg / 78lbs 30kg / 67lbs
ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet 104kg / 229lbs 30kg / 67lbs 15kg / 34lbs 39kg / 87lbs 38kg / 85lbs

There are many names by which this type of item is known, including: Evacuation Sheets, Fire Sheets, Fire Rescue Sheets, Fire Evacuation Sheets, Fire Blankets, or Ski Sheets.

Click here to view the Features List for the range of Pelican evacuation devices.

The full range of ResQproduct options are listed below

ResQsheet Stored under the Patient’s mattress on the bed and is ready to use, with the Patient then evacuated with their mattress. Slides well on most vinyl floors.
ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet Stored under the Patient’s mattress on the bed and is ready to use, with the Patient then evacuated with their mattress. Slides well on most vinyl floors including vinyl & carpet.
ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet – Deep & Airflow Stored under the Patient’s mattress on the bed and is ready to use, with the Patient then evacuated with their mattress. Slides well on most vinyl floors including vinyl & carpet. Design for deep and airflow mattresses.
ResQme ResQme This is kept in storage and taken to a Patient who needs to be evacuated. A budget option evacuation device.
ResQpod ResQpod Same as the ResQme above, but with more Cross Straps to contain the Patient.
ResQmat ResQmat Same as the ResQme and ResQpod above, but with a built-in mini-mattress for comfort, and the side material can enclose the Patient.
ResQslide Board & Chair Strap Kit ResQslide Board & Chair Strap Kit The ResQslide Board & Chair Strap Kit is used to slide someone from a wheelchair to an evacuation device on the floor, such as the ResQmat, ResQpod or ResQme which can slide down stairs.

Item # 220VC

Size: 191cm x 88cm (75″ x 35″)

Maximum circumference of Cross Straps (including mattress): 240cm (94.5″)

Safe Working Load (SWL): 300kg / 660lbs


Note: There is no Standard for this product, therefore we have adopted the testing requirements as set out in International Standard ISO 10535:2011: Hoists for the transfer of disabled persons – Requirements and test methods. This Standard covers testing for mechanical lifting hoists and associated lifting slings. It includes a method for obtaining a SWL for a lifting sling which lifts a person’s entire weight, which Pelican’s range of slings adhere to. We use the same materials, thread and method of stitching our slings, as we do for the ResQ products. An important difference is that the ResQ products are designed to be slid, not lifted, so the SWL stated above could theoretically be increased. Because people’s weight and size may be distributed differently between the chest, stomach and legs, it may be possible that the Cross Straps do not fit some bariatric people. If possible, we recommend this is tested before an emergency occurs. If this is the case, please contact us as we may be able to supply extension Cross Straps.

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.

Note for Trainers: This product may not be suitable for use on some circular staircases. Ensure all doorways are wide enough to allow this product to pass through. Allow caution when turning corners fast as a high lateral force may make the product roll over, although we are not aware of this ever happening. If evacuating a large Bariatric person, it may be necessary to have more than one person pulling. It is good to have the total weight of the people pulling, near to or equal to the weight of the evacuee. Also using the Pelican Extension Straps, Item 220E will lengthen the Pulling Straps so more people can hold the straps without being too close to each other. Remember more Rescuers will be needed to hold the weight back when descending stairs.

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.

Correct Buckle Threading: Click here to view a video showing the correct way to thread a buckle onto the webbing. It is vital that the buckles on this product are correctly fitted. Contact us if you need to order a replacement buckle if one is broken.