ResQMat

The ResQmat can be used to evacuate patient/resident or an immobile person during an emergency, particularly in a multi-storey building when lifts cannot be used in case of a fire. The ResQmat is stored in a highly visible bag which has three velcro sides making it easy to open in a hurry and easily taken to where the patient or resident is in need of help. It also has easy to following pictorial instructions on the front so in an emergency it is easy to see how to use the ResQmat.

Description

The four wide velcro straps completely enclose the occupant to help prevent them from reaching out and keeps them safe as they are moved to safety. Suitable for patients or residents who require extra protection to their head in the event of evacuation because of the built-in padding with extra padding under the head, the ResQmat is safe and comfortable for people when going downstairs and over rough surfaces. It will adjust to size, so the patient does not slip down inside the ResQmat when going downstairs.

When putting the patient/resident on the mat place their head on the pillow with their shoulders close to the edge of the pillow. The oversized pillow is to protect the patient’s head when going around corners. The narrow width and flexibility allow the occupant to be slid through standard doorways, along twisting corridors (Horizontal Evacuation) and down narrow stairs (Vertical Evacuation).

Arms and legs are wrapped inside the Rescue Sheet – reducing the possibility of patients grabbing at things or undoing the Velcro straps. Pulling straps at both ends – allows the Carers to pull from the feet, but they can pull from either end or use the head pulling strap when descending stairs. Adjusts to the height of the person to stop them slipping inside the mat – especially important when going downstairs feet first.

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.

ResQmat

Packed: 51cm x 51cm x 22cm
Unrolled: 225cm x 48cm with two side wings 41cm
Padding: 48cm wide x 3cm thick
Base: Polypropylene flexible board 46cm x 210cm
Weight: 4kg
Safety tested to: 160kg
Safe working load: 120kg two people
Material: Yellow nylon
Features: 10cm thick pillow. Velcro and webbing straps.