• 50 mile Free Delivery Radius

  • 20% VAT Exemption

  • Specialists since 1988

    Tag: sling

    Introducing A New Sling Tagging System

    We’re pleased to inform you that after reviewing our current sling tagging process, we have decided to implement a new sling tagging system.

    The new sling tagging process will ensure that your slings are safe to use and clearly state when their next LOLER inspection is due.

    Problems with existing solutions:

    • Lack of traceability.
    • Current tags can get in the way when using your sling.
    • Some providers handwrite the LOLER dates on the tag which looks unprofessional.
    • The tags are large and unpleasant to look at.
    • Not all providers tag their slings, making it harder for users to recognise if their sling has been LOLER tested.

    Our solution on the other hand:

    • Our new sling tag is smaller and discreet, making it more appealing to look upon.
    • The LOLER dates are instantly visible and the sling tag is wash resistant.
    • The new sling tag can be applied to any sling.
    • Our new design means that it will not be uncomfortable when using your sling.
    • The tag cannot be removed and put on a different sling.

    Read more on LOLER 1998 Regulations here.

    Please Contact Us for more details regarding our new sling tagging system.

    5 Steps to Safer Slings

    Sling inspections, under the LOLER 1998 Regulation, should be carried out every 6 months. Did you know, there are also 5 simple sling checks that should be carried out daily to ensure that your slings are safe to operate. By following our 5-step sling inspection checklist below, you can make sure that your slings are safe for patients and carers to use.

    Following this sling inspection checklist every day every will ensure a safer patient transfer:

    Sling Inspection Checklist

    1. Check your Risk Assessment:
      • Ensure that the patient’s risk assessment is up-to-date and risks are fully identified. Have the patient’s needs changed? Has their condition deteriorated? If so, don’t use the sling.
    2. Sling Fabric:
      • Check the slings for any tears, rips or holes in the fabric.
      • Make sure the stitching shows no signs of fraying.
    3. Sling Loops:
      • Check the sling loops carefully for any fraying or signs of damage
    4. Safe Working Load Label:
      • Ensure the safe working load label of the sling is clearly visible.
    5. Is the sling fitted correctly? Remember!
      • The label should be on the outside of the sling.
      • The arrow (if shown) should be pointed up.

    View our wide range of slings here.

    Contact us

    Call us today on 0800 298 6000 or email sales@multicaremedical.co.uk

    © 2022 Multicare Medical Ltd - Registered in England and Wales No. 08565494.
    Registered Office: Progress House, Jacknell Road, Dodwells Bridge Industrial Estate, Hinckley. LE10 3BS