The Evacuation Ski Pad is designed for use in confined areas, where space is limited, such as hospital wards, nursing homes, buildings with narrow staircases, escape routes, corridors or single width fire doors. The Ski Pad has evolved from the Evacuation Ski Sheet; which remain in place, attached unobtrusively under a patients/residents mattress at all times.
The Ski Pad has been safe load tested to a weight of 160kg however, to reduce the risk of manual handling injuries to handlers, the maximum weight being pulled should not be more than that of the combined weight of the handlers – as a general rule the safe working load for two handlers is 120kg.
The patient/resident who would require assistance during an evacuation should have a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEPS) in place, this should be considered and equipment assessed in line with the requirements of the PEEP.
Note: Beware of imitations or equipment that has not received third party certification; you cannot afford for your evacuation aid to fail when in use.
A product information video is available below; it is not intended to be a substitute for training as no video can correct handling errors or bad habits. Certified training is available on this product Evacuation Aid Training Course.