The Cressy Sling comes with integral head support and padded legs with slide sheet material, making it easy to fit and comfortable. It was designed with a well-renowned moving and handling team and their occupational therapists.
The Cressy Sling is based on a deluxe style sling and comes complete with integral head support. In addition, the padded legs with slide sheet material make The Cressy Sling easy to fit and comfortable to use. The counterpoise straps at the shoulders of the sling are designed to be simple to use and are of particular benefit to those clients who are prone to spasms in a sling. The colour coding on the leg straps ensure that accurate fitting records can be kept in the care plan. The sling is available with or without grab handles. An optional soft neck roll is available for those clients who require additional head support. The sling can also be supplied with a chest/waist strap.
Available in 9 sizes, suitable for all transfers, including toileting, bathing and lifting from a prone position. Like our Flexi Sling but with a shorter neck/head support, excellent levels of support and comfort. Available in a range of 9 sizes, three children, three adults and three bariatric.
Hoist and sling safety
The chosen hoist and sling/s must be able to lift your body weight. Therefore, the working load should be displayed on both. You must know your weight accurately to select the appropriate equipment.
Check the hoist regularly to ensure that:
- the lifting arm moves smoothly through its full range
- the castors on a mobile hoist move freely
- the brakes are effective when used
- any emergency stop mechanism works effectively.
On a powered hoist, ensure that the battery works well, is charged, and is correctly installed. Check any electrical connections and leads to ensure no fraying, breakages etc. Also, check slings for any broken stitching or frayed or broken material. Straps and clips should be secure and in good condition. More than one person should not use slings to prevent cross-infection. Always use slings that are compatible with the hoist (this usually means using slings from the same manufacturer).
The hoists and slings should be serviced every six months. This service may be provided by the manufacturer or the supplier or arranged by the local community equipment service if your hoist is supplied through statutory services. A mobile hoist has brakes on the castors. These must not be used to transfer a service user but may be used when storing the hoist. Check that they hold the hoist securely when applied.
Don’t hesitate to contact one of our team members to get a quote or advice.