Oxford Sizing and Compatibility Guide

A sling is an item of moving and handling equipment that is used with a mechanical lift in order to facilitate the transfer of a patient. A sling comprises a specially designed and constructed piece of fabric that is placed under and around a patient before being attached to the cradle/spreader bar of a lift to raise, transfer and lower the patient. When selected and used correctly, a sling and lift will achieve a safer transfer, reducing the risks associated with manual handling.

Sling Range - Weight Recommendation Chart (GUIDE ONLY)

SIZE

MIN. WEIGHT

MAX. WEIGHT

XS (Paediatric)

16kg

45kg

S

34kg

68kg

M

57kg

91kg

L

80kg

136kg

XL

125kg

227kg

 

Selecting the Type of Sling for the Most Common Tasks and Compatibility Guide 

Sling Type

OXFORD Lift

Toilet

Commode to Bath (2)

Chair to Chair

Bed to Chair

Floor to Bed

Chair to Commode

Rehab

Assisted Standing

Access

Advance/Presence

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

Quick Fit Deluxe

Advance/Presence

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Quick Fit

Advance/Presence

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Full Back

Advance/Presence

X

 

X

X

X

 

 

Long Seat

Advance/Presence

X (1)

 

 

X

X

 

 

Comfort

Stature/Presence(3)

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Standing

Arise/Ascend/Journey

X

 

X

X

 

X

 

Transport

Arise/Ascend/Journey

X

 

X

X

 

X

 

Standing Harness

Stature/Presence

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

(1) Where purchased with a commode aperture

(2) Use only with a net version.

(3) When used with the 4-point cradle.

Information About the Carer(s) or Handler(s):

When selecting slings, it is important to be mindful of the person(s) who will be fitting the sling and using the lift. Their abilities and limitations - especially experience and training - must be considered. Some slings are more complicated than others to fit and a handler may be reluctant to use a sling if the process of fitting it is too complex. The number of carers available to fit the sling as well as the total number of carers involved in a patient’s care may also be important considerations - a range of carers may have a range of capabilities.

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