Carry and tracked chair reduces the burden of manual handling for users
Ferno has launched the Compact 2 Track, a carry and tracked chair in one, which enhances patient security and reduces the burden of manual handling for users.
The chair has an attachable track for moving patients downstairs, meaning emergency services no longer need to have two different chairs and so helping to reduce equipment costs and the overall weight of their vehicle while increasing storage space.
The Compact 2 Track from Ferno
The track feature enables patients to be transported downstairs safely, eliminating the risk of manual handling injuries to the user. In addition, the chair’s height-adjustable rear handle has also been designed with users’ health and safety in mind as it reduces stooping and improves posture and ease of moving the chair up and down vehicle ramps.
The attachable track makes the Compact 2 Track easy to store, folding neatly in half and allowing it to be stored in the smallest of areas saving on storage space.
The footbar allows patients to sit in a comfortable position during transfer and the one-piece seat and back panel provides support to the lower back. Made in wipe clean, vinyl-coated, flame-retardant nylon, the panel may be removed for cleaning or replacement.
Several organisations have now deployed the new Compact 2 Track including the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
Ferno managing director, Jon Ellis, said: “The new Compact 2 Track chair has proved popular with medical and emergency professionals and the feedback has been very positive with regards to its ergonomic attributes.“