Believe it or not, more than 900,000 working days were lost in the UK due to handling injuries in 2013/14 (Health and Safety Executive).
These figures, the latest to be released by the HSE, speak volumes. They also highlight an important ongoing challenge faced by the care industry – the need for patient handling to be easy and safe.
While using lifting equipment such as hoists can help prevent musculoskeletal issues, there are many other risks, such as equipment failures and user errors, associated with patient handling.
Whether you’re working in a care home, hospital or hospice or other care environment daily tasks can be cumbersome
We’ve launched an advanced ceiling track hoist gate that can be used with a room covering (XY) ceiling hoist system when connecting to secondary systems. The Combi-gate is the first equipment of its type to feature an intelligent indication system and DualSafe locking system (patent pending).
Improving the safety of carers and patients on a widespread scale
The Combi-gate makes rail transfers simple and, above all, failsafe, thanks to its effective user indicators built in to the slimline wall switch.
Steiss Global consultant Steve Smith explains: ‘Finding a reliable and safe hoist system is paramount to providing the best possible patient care. However, specifying a comprehensive track system that supports effective, safe and quality care was a challenge, until now’.
‘Thanks to key advancements in design and the development of a range of integrated safety features, maximum security, safety and comfort is now a reality.’
For more information about the Combi-gate or to discuss your patient handling requirements with us, call 0845 304 8740 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, why not check out our blog, ‘Best practice advice for sourcing safe and comfortable patient handling slings.’