The importance of interaction during transfer
When carrying out a hoist transfer there are a number of key factors to consider. These include ensuring clear and effective communication, alleviating concerns of the client as well as minimising risk.
The Robin’s unique ‘Dual Strap’ technology does not rely on a spreader bar, therefore ensuring eye contact between client and carer at all times. In addition, the Robin grants the carer fuller interaction and provides an environment where re-assurance can be provided at all times. The lack of spreader bar also removes any fears that the client may have of coming into contact with the equipment or the equipment passing their face.
Risk is minimised
The Health and Safety Executive advise that any risk associated with the client coming into contact with the spreader bar should be managed during the transfer*. The Robin’s ‘Dual Strap’ technology removes this risk completely.