The new Valet Sling allows carers to adjust clothing easily whilst the patient remains in the sling reducing the need for multiple transfers. Available in 4 different styles. The Valet Sling has been designed for maximum comfort, ease of use and toileting efficiency. The unique design of the Valet Sling allows carers to adjust clothing easily whilst the client remains in the sling, reducing the need for multiple transfers.
The Valet Sling is available in a range of sizes suitable for both children and adults. The Valet Sling’s unique design can be incorporated into many of our standard slings, including the Cressy Sling, Flexi Sling, Deluxe and Deluxe Comfort Sling.
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.