The Walking Sling – Webbing Loops is very good to ambulate patients in a safe way. However it could be dangerous for both patients and Carers to manually hold someone if the patient falls.
Walking Sling – Webbing Loops
- Walking rehabilitation
- Padded leg straps
The Sling can give the patient confidence and security that they will not fall over. The normal overhead hoist can assist the patient to stand. If the patient cannot continue to stand, they will be supported by the sling & hoist.
This item can be used when the person is using a walking frame.
A Padded Sleeve Set (sold separately) is also available. This is a set of three pads of different lengths which slide on the existing padded sections. This offers extra padding and comfort.
Safe Working Load: 300kg / 660lbs (In accordance with ISO 10535:2011)
Attachment Method: Metal hook coat hanger type hoists
||58cm to 70cm / 23″ to 27.5″
||69cm to 93cm / 27″ to 36.5″
||85cm to 110cm / 33.5″ to 43.5″
||90cm to 117cm / 35.5″ to 46″
||108cm to 133cm
Special sizes made on request.
||This 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.
See the FAQ tab for more information.
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. We recommend using a Pelican Washing Bag to help contain the straps. Keep the Hook & Lope Tape section closed when not in use and when washing.
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: Click here to download.
6 Monthly Thorough Sling Inspection Checklist: Click here to download.
Online Sling Inspection Training: For excellent guidance on how to do inspections, check out this course on the Udemy learning platform. On completion of the course you will receive a certificate, which makes staff education simple. This training is in addition to the training offered by your organisation. The course covers:
- How the do a Sling Inspection Before Use
- How to do a 6 Monthly Thorough Sling Inspection
- What the labeling requirements are
- Example of sling damage
- How to safely mark a sling
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