Ski pad is easy to use and can carry up to 160 kg
The Ski Pad has been aimed for use in narrowed spaces, where room is limited, such as choked hospital wards and structures with constricted passageways or single width fire exits.
In the occurrence of an emergency the Ski Pad is effortlessly detached from its storing bag. The individual can then be rapidly transported to the Ski Pad and held in place with seatbelt style fastenings. While being relocated, the individual is protected by a foam pad which is 5cm think. The rugged, slick, vinyl covered base means that the pad transports easily over interior and exterior surfaces so the individual can be securely but rapidly evacuated.
The ski pad can be factory-made exclusively for the fluctuating necessities of the customer. For instance, a Mini Ski Pad is fashioned for children and a Double Thickness Ski Pad is completed for individuals with any disease which may involve brittle bones.
The Ski Pad has been safely weight tested to a mass of 160kg. However, to decrease the danger in regards to manual handling injuries to the operators, the uppermost weight being used shouldn’t exceed more than that of the joined weight of the operators, so as a general rule of thumb, the safe working load for two operators would be 120kg based on averages of course.
Each person, who would need help during an evacuation, should have their own handling plan called a PEEPS, and this should be kept in mind at all times while the equipment is also assessed in line with that procedure prior to any use of the Ski Pad on the individual in question.
It is recommended that only a Ski Pad that has been used for workforce training or partial evacuation inside a building should be cleaned if it becomes soiled, although only the vinyl base and storage bag can be cleaned. If the Ski Pad necessitates cleaning, the vinyl parts can be wiped with disinfectant and dried in the open air. Only once all the parts are completely dry should the Ski Pad then be packaged away back in its storage bag.
If the top cotton turns out to be soiled as well, then it’s as good idea to replace the Ski Pad to prevent any risk of cross contamination. There is also a Ski Pad made entirely of Vinyl which can be produced to cater for this exact situation though and can greatly help with meeting individual bodies cleaning procedures.
Ultimately, the Ski Pad was intended and excels at helping greatly in the removal of patients not in immediate need of an ambulance from buildings such as infirmaries, care homes and clinics, where staircases or fire escapes rare far too narrow to permit free movement of the patient on either a bulky bed or mattress.