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Fitting a Standard Sling from a seated position.

The following pictures are provided as a guide only, in a basic numerical format of how to fit a standard sling design from a seated position. Please note that a general assessment must be conducted in all instances by a qualified carer. Mackworth Healthcare Limited does not accept any liability in relation to an incorrectly fitted sling.


If the patient has some upper body support, then please ask the user to lean forward and slip the sling behind the back in an upright position. Ensure that the patient is supported at all times.


Once the sling is behind the patient and the loops are rested safely over the shoulders, please place the leg support pieces underneath the patient’s legs, ensuring the modesty loop is through fitted as shown.


When the sling is in a comfortable position, then lower the hoist and apply the loops to the spreader bar, subject to patient demographics. Once secure, then hoist the patient, ensuring that the guide straps are used to steady accordingly.

NB: For complete guidance on how to correctly fit all sling designs, including stand assist products, then please contact Mackworth Healthcare Ltd customer service department on our freephone number +44 (0) 800 779 7218, where somebody will be happy to assist you.

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