The adult sling can accommodate the vast majority of adults, including moderately bariatric individuals and larger children and is particularly handy for when a hoist is not an option.
The adult sling has a safe working load of 45 stone (630lb; 285kg) but realistically will be too small for individuals of this weight and a bariatric model should be selected.
Although the sling is intended primarily for manually handling without a hoist, the addition of hoist straps enable the sling to be used with a patient handling hoist of the type that has a spreader bar (not models with a clip attachment and subject to weight rating). The extension handles are a useful addition for handling individuals in awkward situations, such as carrying down a flight of stairs or lifting from a low-level. The extension handles also permit up to eight people to share the load, although usually it would be between two and four.
Because there are no solid structures involved it’s easy to take away for the day or store. Specific models are available for people of bariatric size (search for: BariKit).
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