is approximately 30cm larger than Standard AlbacMat in the torso area; this can accommodate additional bedding for people living with brittle bones to give extra protection.
The AlbacMat is a wall mounted wipe clean flexible stretcher with full CE Certification that can be used to evacuate patient, resident or immobile person.
The immobile person is simply transferred to the Albac Mat, wrapped in their bedding (if in bed) and secured with the 3 fluorescent yellow velcro straps and can then be quickly pulled to safety.
The AlbacMat give protection to the occupant from bumps and bruises and is ideal for use in nursing homes or hospitals as well as many other environments such as schools, offices, hotels etc…and by the emergency services for casualty rescue.
The AlbacMat has 3 carry handles on each side, plus the handles at the head and feet allow for 6 to 8 rescuers carriage the occupant if required.
The AlbacMat is a red nylon sheet bonded to a tough insulated polypropylene base board that enables the occupant to be moved easily over virtually any surface such as carpet, vinyl, concrete, bitumen and grass, making it simple and easy for rescuers while being comfortable for the occupant. It has a foot rest pocket and thermal blanket for the comfort and security of the occupant.
The narrow width and flexibility of the AlbacMat allow the occupant to be slid through standard doorways, along twisting corridors (Horizontal Evacuation) and down narrow stairs (Vertical Evacuation).
Safe load tested to 500kg with a manufacturer’s recommended maximum load of 120kg with a minimum of 2 rescuers using the AlbacMat. You should liaise with your manual handling advisor about forming a policy on how many staff should be available to use this product.
There is a holder for the AlbacMat that can take up to 4 units for easy and quick access. The holder can be carried to the emergency site where the four mats are ready to be used immediately.
A product information DVD is available, it is not intended to be a substitute for training as no DVD can correct handling errors or bad habits.
How to Use the AlbacMat;
- The occupant is wrapped in their bedding (if in bed).
- Secure velcro straps over the occupant.
- Slide off the mattress using the side head handles of the AlbacMat (if in bed). There is no need to lift, just guide and control the AlbacMat, head end first off the mattress, and let gravity do the work.
- Pull the occupant to safety once on the floor.
- On stairs very little pull is required to move the AlbacMat.