AlbacMat

The AlbacMat is a wall-mounted wipe clean, flexible stretcher that can be used to evacuate patients/residents or an immobile person. The person is 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.

Description

The AlbacMat gives 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 has 3 carry handles on each side, plus the handles at the head and feet allow for 6 to 8 rescuers to carry the occupant if required.

The AlbacMat is a red nylon sheet bonded to a tough insulated polypropylene baseboard 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 footrest 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.

 

AlbacMat

Since the changes to the Fire Services Act 1981 in 2003, the Fire Service is no longer obliged to provide a “complete evacuation service” for premises placing the onus upon the business owner, and changes in the ‘Disability Act’ – which now states that everyone must have the same right of evacuation in an emergency.

  • 3 securing straps for flexibility across the person (including small, amputees or disabled)
  • 3 transit strap for safely moving the person by the rescuer at the head end
  • 1 transit strap for moving the person from the feet end when required
  • 6 carry handles to enable the carrying of a person in a stretcher – spine board can be inserted
  • Thermal cover – for warmth and protection and can also help calm a panicky person
  • Polypropylene board as the base for personal comfort, heat protection and slide-ability

What are my options?

Standard:

The standard size is the first size developed for the Aged Care and Nursing Home market. This size is also suitable for adolescent children, either for home or school care.

Large:

Accommodates larger people – 100kg +. The AlbacMat Large offers greater versatility in accommodating all types of people and is recommended for Hospitals and Emergency Services, where the person may not be known. Mining, Manufacturing, Cruise ships, Aeroplanes, Mortuary Transfers, Hotels among other ‘general public’ markets have all installed the AlbacMat large for use in the event of an emergency.

Paediatric:

Custom made based on the standard size, with additional strapping. This enables the rescuer to use the chest securing strap (for an adult) as the transit strap to maintain full control of the child whilst ensuring correct posture for the rescuer.

Bariatric:

Custom made with a wider polypropylene board. Due to the width, it is imperative that the facilities have bariatric specific facilities. This size is not as flexible in hallways or doorways and is carefully discussed prior to purchase.

 

 

Packed: 38cm x 20cm x 18cm
Unrolled: 193cm x 64cm (standard) 193cm x 94cm (large)
Base: Polypropylene flexible board 30cm x 176cm
Weight: 2kg
Safety tested to: 160kg
Safe working load: 120kg two people
Material: Red vinyl
Features: Foil Blanket 50cm x 160cm. Velcro and webbing straps.

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