ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet
- Important Information
- For emergency evacuation of non-ambulant patients
- Long pulling straps, sewn half way down the length to allow for more rescuers
- Rubber on the sides to help prevent the mattress slipping when getting into and out of bed
- Press studs & pockets for the Cross Straps to help contain the straps and prevent them getting caught in side rails
- Plastic buckles – safer than metal buckles when detached under strain, and won’t damage the washing machine
- Cross Straps sewn all the way across the material for extra strength – especially good for sliding on rough tarmac/bitumen/concert
- Plastic slide board built-in – excellent for sliding on all floor surfaces.
- Slides well on all floors surfaces including carpet and vinyl. For vinyl-only floor surfaces we recommend the ResQsheet.
The ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet is kept in position under the mattress with strong elastic corner straps. Daily bed making is as normal. If there is an emergency, then the webbing straps are removed from their pockets and quickly done up around the mattress and the patient. The head and foot end pulling straps are also taken out from under the mattress. The mattress and the patient are then lowered onto the floor for very fast and safe evacuation. This saves the staff from having to carry them. The patient is protected by their mattress and they can be easily taken down stairs to safety.
After evacuation, the patient can be left still cocooned in the ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet which may be helpful with patients who are liable to wander. The Cross Straps are sewn across the full width of the ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet to provide extra security in case the strong nylon material should tear on a rough surface, i.e. driveways, roads, etc.
Special Press Studs (Patent Applied For) are on the Pulling Straps and the Cross Straps. By doing the Press Studs up, the webbing will be kept in place to help prevent the Pulling Straps falling off the ends of the bed. There have been occasions when these straps have been tangled on attachments to the bed and delayed a fast evacuation. The Cross Straps also have Press Studs to stop the straps falling between the bed side rail and the bed base.
Two pieces of Miracle Grip Rubber material are sewn to each side, at the top and bottom. A trend with hospital beds is to no longer have small metal bars to hold a mattress in position. This means that the mattress may slip when someone gets into or out of bed. If you find that using this product may contribute to the mattress sliding on the bed frame, we suggest using our Anti Slide Mattress Sticks or Anti Slide Mattress Pad.
The built-in plastic slide board on the bottom makes it excellent for sliding on all floor surfaces. This a benefit if your facility has some carpet and some vinyl floors.
There are many names by which this type of item is known. Some include: Evacuation Sheets, Fire Sheets, Fire Rescue Sheets, Fire Evacuation Sheets, Fire Blankets, or Ski Sheets.
The ResQsheet is positioned under the mattress with the four elastic straps over each corner of the mattress to help keep the ResQsheet in position when bed making. The Cross Straps should be folded and secured into the pockets provided, ready for easy access in an emergency. Also secure the Head and Foot Straps using the Press Studs.
Pull the Cross Straps out of the pockets and join the buckle with the strap from the opposite pocket over patient and bed clothes. A pillow may be placed on the patient’s chest and another across the legs, under the Cross Straps to further protect the patient.
Pull the Cross Straps tight to cocoon the patient, complete with sheets and blankets still inside the mattress. Take out the Head and Foot Pulling Straps from under the mattress. Lower the bed as far as possible. Then use the 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 are available which can fit to any of the Pelican ResQ products to allow for more people to pull.
The Base Sheet 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. The white colour shows dirt marks better, so you will know when it needs washing.
The materials used to make the ResQsheets are the same as we use for our Lifting Slings. When doing NATA Testing, the Slings lifted 1,000kg / 2200lbs without failing.
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. After taking the mattress off the bed, and starting to slide straight away, 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 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|
Plan Escape Routes for Fire Evacuation
Do not have furniture that may impede pulling the mattress and patient down a corridor. Make sure that there is enough space to leave the bedroom and to turn in the corridor.
Most fires start in laundries and kitchens. Make sure that you can evacuate the building without passing these high risk areas. Have alternative escape routes if the fire originates from a bedroom.
All staff should have regular fire drills, so that in an emergency they are familiar with evacuation procedures.
All facilities must have full instructions in the use of evacuation equipment and evacuation routes from their own trainers.
Item # 220VC
Patent Application 2005202502
Safe Working Load (SWL): 300kg
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.
Size: 191cm x 92cm / 75" x 36"
Wipe clean with a hospital grade disinfectant and wipe dry, 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.
Remove the webbing Straps from the Pockets before washing. The webbing Straps must be fully dry before putting back into the Pockets and doing up the Press Studs. Before refitting to the mattress, make sure the mattress and the bed frame and base are completely dry.
This product has a built-in plastic slide board on the underside. Most customers wipe this product clean. If you intend on washing this in a washing machine, ensure the washing machine is capable of containing the product.
Please refer the Cleaning tab for important information.
This item is not suitable for most spiral staircases.
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 ResQSheet Extension Straps 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.