An Introduction to Prism Slings
Slings are the most important component of any hoist system as they are the interface between the client and the hoist.
The Prism Sling Range is the result of many years of experience in the assessment of client needs and the input into the design by professionals and caregivers. The slings are manufactured by Prism in the UK to meet and exceed all relevant design, safety and quality standards.
The comprehensive range offers a variety of designs to suit the client’s condition, the hoist and the activity to be undertaken. The experienced Prism design and manufacturing team are also able to offer a sling customisation service to provide a unique sling solution if needed.
We work in partnership with the University of Salford Manchester, to research the design of slings and the selection of sling materials.
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The Prism sling range is compatible with all Prism hoists and the majority of hoists supplied by other manufacturers.
Most hoist manufacturers in the UK recommend the use of their own slings. Whilst this does reduce the risk of non-compatibility, it also reduces the flexibility when assessing an individual’s needs. Prism Medical UK follows the guidelines from the BHTA who recommend a sling to be assessed as to its compatibility with the hoist, for which a risk assessment should be conducted. For a copy of these guidelines please contact Prism Medical UK or the BHTA.
Assessments should be individually conducted and documented by a competent person with due consideration to the client’s safety and comfort, the caregivers safety, the task, and the environment in which the hoist/sling is being used.