Walking Sling – Adjustable

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SKU: 531A-VARIOUS Category:

$405.00 AUD

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The Walking Sling – Adjustable is designed to be clinically fitted safely by an experienced therapist. You can use this Sling for walking rehabilitation for children.

The main advantage of this product is the adjustable straps. These allow the straps to be quickly and easily tightened or loosened while the child is standing.

Note: We highly recommend also ordering thePadded Sleeve Set. This is a set of three pads of different lengths which slide over the Walking Sling webbing leg straps. This offers extra padding and comfort. The reason why the padding is not built-in to the Walking Sling leg straps is that therapists often want flexibility about where the pads are placed, and not be bound to where we stitch them.

Main Features

sling strapsAdjustable hoist straps and leg straps with heavy duty metal camlocks – to allow straps to pass through and be easily tightened, and locked
adjustable walking slingWide webbing straps for extra comfort against the chest and back
adjustable walking slingThree adjustable straps to ensure a snug fit
adjustable walking slingFinger loops to allow good tightening of the side straps
adjustable walking slingExtra padding under metal camlocks for leg straps
adjustable walking slingAdjustable webbing leg straps with extraPadded Sleeve Setavailable (sold separately)

As a sizing guide, the children in these photos are:

AgeWeightWaist SizeHeight
3 Years Old12.5kg /27.5lbs47cm / 18.5″95cm / 37″
5 Years Old16.5kg / 36lbs50cm / 20″105cm / 41″

An alternative product is the Walking Sling with Webbing Loops.

Warning:A suitably qualified person with sling and hoist experience, should check that this sling’s attachments are compatible with the lifting hoist and the sling will lift in a safe and correct manner. Use this product under supervision to ensure safety.

Safe Working Load: SWL 100kg/220lbs. Note: Ensure hoist SWL is also suitable for the person to be lifted.

Note: The SWL was tested according to ISO 10535:2011 which requires a static test, and does not have requirements for spikes in weight which may occur with a Walking Sling. It is the user’s or carer’s responsibility to ensure the Sling is used safely, considering a static SWL of 100kg / 220lbs.

ARTG: 99879

GMDN: 40535

Attachment Method: Metal hook Coat Hanger Hoist using accessory connector straps

Sizes:

Item #SizeColour Swatch on StrapApprox Waist Size (cm)Approx Waist Size (inches)
531AXSX SmallBrown40m – 58cm16″ – 23″
531ASSmallRed45cm – 85cm18″ – 33″
531AMMediumYellow55cm -105cm22″ – 41″

Materials available:

MaterialPhotoTypeNotes
StandardNylonThis is called a solid material, as it is not a Mesh or Netting material that has holes in the material. The Nylon has some slipperiness, to make it easier to slide down behind a patient’s back, when they are sitting in a chair.

This product contains heavy duty metal camlocks, which may damage a washing machine or tumble drier. We recommend hand washing up to 80°C (176°F) and air drying in the shade. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.

Warning: Excessive Chlorine/Bleach can damage any material, including Sling material. Slings should be continuously inspected for deterioration and discolouration, as this may be an early warning of possible failure.

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.

Attaching Brand New Keyhole Plate Slings to a Hoist: View our video guidance here.

General Keyhole Plate Sling Information: Click here for general information, including filing down Keyhole Plates which are too tight. This advice is applicable for the version of this product which uses Keyhole Plates.

Warning: Inspect slings before every use. If any damage is found the Sling must be withdrawn from service and repaired, if possible.

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: We adopt the SlingSpector checklist. Click here to download.

6 Monthly Thorough Sling Inspection Checklist: We adopt the SlingSpector checklist. Click here to download. We recommend using colour-coded Sling Inspection Tags to help reduce staff’s time when searching for Slings which need inspecting.

Need Simple Sling Inspections?: For the 6 Monthly Inspections we recommend using the SlingSpector platform and app to conduct safe, efficient sling inspections, with consistency across an entire organisation.

SlingSpector sling inspection

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

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