Types of Hoist Sling

Discover the different types of hoist slings and what they are used for.

Our Alto Sling Range

Wealden Rehab has a marketing-leading range of hoist slings that have been specifically designed to provide a solution to common problems which require a facility, or individual to frequently have to repurchase slings as a result of legislation.
A common sling will have a printed label, that often, due to regular washing will fade. LOLER regulations state that labels on slings must be legible in order to be safe to use, otherwise the sling will need to be disposed of. In order to counteract this frequent issue, our Alto Sling range have woven labels, and can be washed and tumble dried up to 84 degrees with no issue of the labelling deteriorating.
This one simple design upgrade, along with our competitive pricing has meant our sling range is both cost-saving and convenient.

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Types of hoist slings

On the market today, there are various styles of slings with a variety of different branding and names. So, a Google search for the correct sling for you, could turn into a confusing experience.
What this blog aims to do is inform you of the different types of hoist slings and which slings we have in our range under these types.

 

"Transfer Sling"

The most commonly used type of sling, as the name suggests they are used for day-to-day transfers. With a variety of shapes and features, listed below are the transfer slings from our Alto Sling range:

  • Pronto-Fit/Clip Fit Transfer: Both are the same shape and can come with or without head support. The only difference between these two slings, is one is Clip Fixing and the other
    is Loop Fixing.

  • Pro-Fit: Can be supplied with or without head support, this sling has added support for even the most challenging disabilities.

  • Secure-fit: Provides leg supports that hammock each leg, which is very comfortable for the user. This sling will suit most users, and is very supportive.

 

"In-Situ Sling"

This is the type of sling that can be left in-situ once a transfer has been completed. Our Natural-Fit Slings are made from 3D Techmesh fabric and have been developed with specific stretch properties, and omit some breathability, which minimises pressure areas. The Natural-Fit premium can be used both dry and wet so it can double up as a transfer sling and bathing sling due to the material being fast drying.

 

"Bathing Sling"

Bathing slings can be any style and any sling can be used for bathing, it just may take longer to dry. Natural-Fit, Clip-Fit, Pro-Fit, Pronto-Fit and Secure-Fit are all available in a mesh material for bathing.

 

"Toileting Sling" 

Slings used for toileting usually have a larger aperture size created by the style of the legs. This helps with access for personal hygiene and allows easy clothing removal. Our toileting slings are: Agile-Fit which is available with or without head support and the
Clip-Fit Toileting sling, which is the same style but has clip fixings.

 

"Standing Sling"

To be used with a stand assist hoist, these slings are to help support someone who is doing a standing transfer. Active-Fit is our standing sling, it offers additional padding and stays rigid in the spinal area for use with specific client requirements.

 

Alto Slings

Information about different fabric options and a sizing chart can be found here.


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