The geometry of this sling has been analysed in detail using Computer Aided Design, but not only this, it has been tested using live personnel to guarantee comfort and dignity at all times.
The cradle sling is one of the most basic slings in the range but is used for very specific situations.
The sling is used where clients do not like to be hoisted, where they feel unsafe or where they don’t like to be handled by care staff. This enables them to feel secure when being hoisted and also have the opportunity of leaving the sling in place. If the sling is required to be left in situ then the sling must be specified with an in-situ material. Leaving this sling in-situ under the client means that there is less manual handling for the client and care staff.
The sling is also used when a client has 1 or 2 leg amputations which are 6” or more above the knee. Where amputations are greater than 6” above the knee we recommend the cradle sling to ensure maximum safety for every transfer. This is to eliminate the risk of the client falling whilst being hoisted.
It is not able to be applied when the client is seated so needs to be applied when on the bed. This is due to the fact that the sling doesn’t have individual leg sections or an aperture.
The sling offers maximum support under the bottom, however, it is not as easy to remove as any of the other slings.
Padding comes as standard to ensure maximum comfort under the thighs.