Ski Sheet

Ski Sheets 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.

Features;

  • Easily accessible pockets for the storage of the cross straps.
  • Elastic corner straps for attaching securely to the underside of the mattress.
  • Long webbing pulling handles at each end.
  • Seat belt style metal buckles and webbing cross straps.
  • Also available with 2 additional handles on each side to ease manoeuvrability in the pocket modified Ski Sheet.

Attaching the Ski Sheet the mattress;

  • Simply lay the Ski Sheet on the base of the bed and place the mattress on the top.
  • Concertina the belts and store in the Ski Sheets easy to access pockets.
  • Attach the Ski Sheet to the mattress using the elastic corner loops.
  • Tuck in the end pulling handles at the foot and head of the mattress.
  • It is now ready for immediate use.

How to use the Ski Sheets;

  • The patient or resident is wrapped in their bedding to cocoon and protected them from bumps and bruises with the mattress reducing the risk of injury during the evacuation.
  • Pillows are place on the patients or resident’s chest and legs before strapping to maximum comfort.
  • Pull the straps from there storage pockets (easily located, next to the corner elastic holding the Ski Sheet in place).
  • Fasten buckles over the patient or resident, tighten straps as tight as possible forming mattress into ‘U’ shape.
  • The patient or resident is now secured with the seat belt style straps.
  • Slide mattress off the bed using the cross straps (Pocket Modified Ski Sheet Only) or large loop pull handle at each end of the Ski Sheet. There is no need to lift, just guide and control the mattress, 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 mattress 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.

Ski Sheet Laundering;

To avoid cross contamination Ski Sheets should be washed each time the occupant of the bed changes or when new bed linen is fitted.

Washing and Drying Instructions;

  • Machine washable.
  • Do not bleach.
  • When laundering the buckles on the straps should be fastened, and a temperature of up to 80˚C can be used.
  • To protect the buckles it is recommended that the sheets should be washed in a wash bag.
  • Thorough rinsing will ensure that no detergent deposit is left.
  • A disinfectant may be added to the final rinse if required.
  • Drip dry or tumble dry on a low heat, a low temperature is recommended to prevent the nylon material from becoming brittle and shrinking.
  • Ironing should not be necessary.

Specifications;

  • Packed – 27cm x 10cm x 13cm
  • Unrolled – 196cm x 85cm
  • Weight – 1kg
  • Safety tested to 250kg
  • Safe working load 120kg with two people
  • Material – Nylon
  • Features – Pockets for storing the cross straps. Elastic corner straps for attaching Sheet to the mattress. Seat belt style webbing straps and metal buckles.

Beware of imitations; you cannot afford for your evacuation aid to fail when in use. Ski Sheets are fitted with IMMI approved buckles and are fully CE Certified.

Note: Where escape routes or stairways are too narrow for mattress evacuation Ski Sheets should not be used other evacuation aids such as Ski Pads can often be used safety.