Evacuation Ski Pad

The Evacuation Ski Pad is easily removed from its own wall mounted wipe clean storage bag in an emergency by pulling the velcro flap. The person is quickly transferred to the Ski Pad and secured in place with seatbelt style straps. While being moved the person is protected by a 50mm thick foam pad. The tough, slippery, vinyl coated base means that the Ski Pad moves easily over indoor and outdoor surfaces so the individual can be safely and quickly evacuated.

The Evacuation Ski Pad can be manufactured individually for the varying requirements of customers. For example, Short Ski Pad is produced for children and a Double Thickness Ski Pad is made for individuals with brittle bones. Please contact us for more information. The Ski Pad has a tough slippery vinyl coated base that enables the occupant to be moved easily over virtually any surface; indoors or outdoors.

Standard Features;

  • Durable vinyl coated base material enables the Ski Pad to move over virtually any interior floor surface.
  • 50mm foam pad provides protection for the user.
  • Seat belt style IMMI approved buckles (metal) and webbing straps.
  • Foot pocket at each end for ease of use.
  • Long webbing pulling handles at each end.
  • Wall mountable, wipe clean bag.

Modification Features;

  • 3 Strap
  • MRI Safe
  • Double Size.
  • Short Ski Pad.
  • Short Ski Pad with Extra Strap.
  • Extra Long Buckle Strap.
  • Double Thickness.

How to use the Ski Pad;

  • In an Emergency the Evacuation Ski Pad is quickly removed from its wall mountable storage bag.
  • The patient or resident can then be transferred on to the Ski Pad (this can be performed either from bed/floor/chair).
  • Place feet within the foot pocket.
  • If pillows are available place on the patients or resident’s chest and legs before strapping to maximum comfort.
  • Fasten buckles over the patient or resident, tighten straps as tight as possible forming a ‘U’ shape with the Ski Pad.
  • The patient or resident is now secured with the seat belt style straps.
  • Pull the patient or resident to safety on the floor along the corridor (Horizontal Evacuation) and down stairs (Vertical Evacuation).
  • When going down stairs it is important to pull the Ski Pad feet first.

How to use the Ski Pad off a Bed;

  • In an Emergency the Ski Pad is quickly removed from its wall mountable storage bag.
  • The patient or resident is wrapped in their bedding to cocoon and protected them.
  • Place feet within the foot pocket.
  • Pillows are place on the patients or resident’s chest and legs before strapping to maximum comfort.
  • Fasten buckles over the patient or resident, tighten straps as tight as possible forming a ‘U’ shape with the Ski Pad.
  • The patient or resident is now secured with the seat belt style straps.
  • Slide the Ski Pad off the bed using the large loop pull handle at each end of the Ski Pad. There is no need to lift, just guide and control the Ski Pad, foot or head end first off the bed, and let gravity do the work.
  • Pull the patient or resident to safety once on the floor along the corridor (Horizontal Evacuation) and down stairs (Vertical Evacuation).
  • On stairs the Ski Pad is almost on the point of sliding, so very little pull is required. When going down stairs it is important to pull the Ski Pad feet first.
  • On stairs the Ski Pad is almost on the point of sliding, so very little pull is required.
  • When going down stairs it is important to pull the Ski Pad feet first.

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Safe working load with 2 staff is a maximum of 120Kg (staff mass equal or greater patient or resident). The safe load test 160Kg (staff mass equal or greater than patient or resident). You should liaise with your manual handling advisor about forming a policy on how many staff should be available to use this product.

Specifications;

  • Packed – 67cm x 64cm x 20cm (2 or 3 strap)
  • Unrolled – 197cm x 61cm
  • Padding 50mm thick
  • Weight – 5kg
  • Safety tested to 160kg
  • Safe working load 120kg – for two people
  • Material – Cotton (top) and Vinyl (bottom)

A product information video is available, it is not intended to be a substitute for training as no video can correct handling errors or bad habits.

Beware of imitations; you cannot afford for your evacuation aid to fail when in use. Evacuation Ski Pad

is fitted with IMMI approved buckles and are fully CE Certified.