ski sheet

The SKI SHEET is a vital aid in the rapid evacuation of non-ambulant patients/residents etc.

The Ski sheet is located permanently and unobtrusively under the mattress and does not interfere with bed making.

Suitable for use with medical, surgical, psychiatric and geriatric patients the evacuation sheet is instantly available in emergency situations, protecting the patient with both the mattress and bed clothes.

A Power Point presentation can be downloaded by clicking HERE

A reduced quality PRODUCT INFORMATION VIDEO can be seen by clicking this link, the original DVD is available for 29.99 plus 3.50 P&P + VAT. The DVD is not intended to be a substitute for training.

NB! It is important that the escape route is WIDE ENOUGH to allow the mattress and passenger to be pulled along and through, including doorways and stairs. Where escape routes are too narrow, the SKI PAD or E-PAD can often be used.

 

SKI SHEET - for permanent placement underneath the mattress

HORIZONTAL or VERTICAL EVACUATION? with a 'SKI' Evacuation Sheet You Can Cope!

 

BEWARE of 'cheap' IMITATIONS:-

The genuine Ski Sheet is fitted with IMMI approved buckles in line with NHS requirements.

Ski Sheets are also CE approved.

Use a 'SKI' Sheet for progressive horizontal evacuation and if the fire develops or the need arises, you have the means of moving non-ambulant patients quickly and easily down stairs and fire escapes to safety. Ski sheets are tested to 160kg (approx 25 stone) however thought must be given to the 'pullers', two six stone people will not be able to pull a 25 stone passenger!

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS DURING USE:

Manual Handling: You should liase with your manual handling advisor about forming a policy on how many staff should be available to use this product.

Cross Contamination: Ski Sheets should be laundered when the occupier of the bed changes.

ATTACH THE 'SKI SHEET' TO THE MATTRESS
Simply lay the 'SKI' sheet on the base of the bed and place mattress on the top. Attach sheet to the mattress using the elastic corner loops. Adjust for a snug fit and tuck in the end drag handles.

STORE THE BELTS
Concertina the belts and store in the easily accessible pockets on the sides of the sheet.

AND THERE IT STAYS
Unobtrusive, but securely fixed to the mattress, READY FOR IMMEDIATE USE

 

 

 

STANDARD SKI SHEET 46.50 each

(With NHS approved Metal buckles)

 

MODIFIED SKI SHEET 49.50 each

 (As above but with 4 extra handles)

 

Plus 9.95 p&p + VAT

(p&p covers multiples of up to 25 items per delivery)

 

To order please telephone, fax or email.

email sales@marsden-fire-safety.co.uk 

Tel/Fax : 0845 644 6515

 

HOW THE SKI SHEET IS USED (see also video clip above):


1. Place Pillows
On patient's chest and legs before strapping in order:

a) to gain maximum patient security; and

b) to strap tightly without undue pressure on patient's chest.

2. Pull Belts
From storage pockets (easily located, next to the corner elastic holding the sheet in place.)

3. Fasten Buckles
over the patient

  • no hooks to catch

  • no knots to learn

4. Tighten straps as tight as possible forming mattress into 'U' shape:

a) to cocoon the patient

b) to prevent the patient sliding

c) to reduce area of friction

d) to make dragging easier

5. Slide Mattress Off The Bed using the cross straps or end handles. There is no need to lift, just guide and control the mattress (foot end first) off the bed, and let gravity do the work.

Where side handles are fitted, these are to allow additional assistance when moving heavy patients or those needing more careful handling.

The handles are not designed for lifting.

 

6. Drag to Safety - once on the floor, the patient can be dragged to safety.

There is a large loop pull handle at each end of the 'Ski' Sheet and the strong nylon body of the 'Ski' Sheet is of such low frictional resistance that the patient can be moved quickly and easily to safety.

 

7. Even down stairs - on stairs the mattress is almost on the point of slide, so very little pull is required. Pull with one hand and hold the stairway hand rail with the other. The patient is protected from bumps and bruises, and when safety is reached, can be left snugly wrapped in mattress and blankets until further help arrives.

TRAINING COURSES CAN BE ARRANGED.

 

 

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