To aid in an emergency rescue, basket stretchers are often used. They are specifically designed to assist in an emergency where a patient is injured, placed in a life threatening situation, or unable to move. Yet, with all emergency equipment the personnel operating the equipment should be comprehensively trained to ensure that they are able to use the apparatus safely.
Safety is a major concern of ours at K5, as is the handling of specialist equipment. If the correct training has not been implemented, then the wellbeing of the patient or individual needing assistance may be jeopardised.
Consequently, we have decided to formulate a general overview to highlight what the personnel should be trained in, to ensure they can operate the equipment safely.
Setting Up the Emergency Equipment
Training should focus on how to set up the equipment. This is a key requirement, because if the equipment is not set-up correctly then it may not fully perform its stated use; which could cause serious injury.
Using the Safety Equipment
Using the equipment in the correct manner is essential. Typically, training should be provided to ensure that you are able and confident to use the equipment for its intended use.
A basket stretcher has restraints and other features that should be used correctly. The comfort of the patients should also be a key consideration of the operator who is carrying out the evacuation.
At K5 we have various training courses specifically designed to train the operative of our equipment. This verifies the safe use of the equipment, so that the patients’ health and safety is maintained at all times.
If you require emergency equipment, such as one of our basket stretchers, then sufficient training should be undergone. If you would like professional advice on the various types of emergency equipment available, and the training which should be given, then contact K5 today. We are always happy to impart our industry gained knowledge with our customers, and this can be seen in our training courses which we provide. For more information call us on 01234 354 539.