The Ski-Slide-Pad has evolved from one of our best known products, the Ski Pad and is the only evacuation mat to feature built in slide sheets, for ease of transfer from bed/floor onto the pad. This is especially useful for individuals who require greater assistance during the transfer process and helps to protect the handler from manual handling injuries.
Designed for use in areas of restricted space, such as congested hospital wards, care homes and other buildings with narrow corridors and/or single width fire doors.
In the event of an emergency, the Ski-Slide-Pad is easily removed from its storage bag. The individual is quickly transferred on to the Ski-Slide-Pad, using the slide sheet and then secured onto the device using the foot pocket and seat belt style straps. The slide sheets can also be used as an extra cover, where exterior evacuation is required.
The Ski-Slide-Pad’s polyethylene base allows the pad to be pulled easily over most surfaces and is easy to control when going down a staircase.
Under Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations, all persons responsible for using this equipment must receive the correct training. To meet this requirement staff should be trained only by a competent person, who has undergone an approved “train-the-trainer” course.
For information on our certified training courses, see https://www.spectrumhealthcare.co.uk/products/emergency-evacuation-equipment-training or contact us directly.