The Standard Med Sled evacuation system has been designed to enable the vertical and horizontal evacuation of non-ambulant patients/residents from multi-storey buildings and confined space areas, without the need for heavy lifting by carers.
The main features of the Standard Med Sled are the patented perimeter tether - which provides patient stabilisation when descending stairs or lowering from a bed, and the unique stairwell braking system - which allows for a safe and controlled stair descent of individuals 2 or 3 times the weight of the operator and helps to reduce the risk of manual handling injuries. Both the tether and braking system come preassembled on every sled as standard, enabling simple, fast deployment in emergency situations.
Other standard features include, curved sides to ensure maximum patient protection, three securing cross straps with a foot end T-strap (for extra patient security), foot end pulling strap and 8 carry handles. Each sled rolls up compactly to fit inside a carry bag - single shoulder strap bag supplied with every sled.
The sled has been designed to accommodate a backboard or basket stretcher and is capable of carrying bedding, IV bags, oxygen cylinders and other small devices needed for critical care patients.
Additional accessories sold separately include wall mounting brackets - for use where banisters and handrails are not suitable for the stair braking system, and storage cases.