Sliding sheets are designed for sliding transfers and repositioning. They are made of very low friction material, which when placed on top of one another become very slippery.
Placed underneath a person they enable an independent or assisted sliding movement in one or more directions across a level surface.
Due to complex moving and handling risks, before using a slide sheet, a full assessment by an appropriately qualified physiotherapist or occupational therapist should be carried out. This should cover the user, the task and the environment in which the equipment is to be used.
Slide sheets should be removed immediately after use and you should not use a slide sheet if there is any sign of fraying or other damage to the fabric.
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