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Patient handling equipment is designed and manufactured to aid a carer or nurse in the transportation of a patient from one location to another. Using this kind of equipment ensures that transfers are much safer, which protects patients and staff, who are also shielded from any potential injury that could be caused by poor manual handling. In order to achieve effective manual handling without causing any injuries, it can be done through correct techniques and the right tools.
Transfer and standing aids are ideal for patients who have very limited mobility for a short period, products can include transfer slides, leg raisers and rota stands for example. Slide sheets and handling belts are also effective for patient handling – this range consists of extension straps, handling belts, slide sheets and plenty more. While the safety of patients is important to you, it’s important to us too. Don’t hesitate to browse our full range of patient handling equipment today.
Did You Know:About 80% of the adult population are estimated to experience a back injury in their lifetime with approximately 10% suffering a re-injury. More than one million back injuries are sustained in the workplace every year in the UK with back injuries accounting for one in every five injuries and illnesses at work. 80% of these injuries are associated with poor manual handling tasks.
A care home is a workplace and therefore care home operators as employers have a duty of care to protect employees by providing moving and handling equipment that is in a safe working condition and is effective in assisting the nursing care staff to move and handle patients in a safe and dignified manner.
This good practice should be also considered in the home environment where family members are looking after loved ones. The use of mobile patient hoists and patient handling aids can prevent carer injury and assist with daily tasks of living.