Oxford slings now include as standard, a woven guidance label and serialised SWL tab replacing the old printed silk label.
In comparison to the printed silk label, the new woven labels are designed to ensure service critical information does not fade through regular washing, especially at high temperatures. This new label solution not only has an improved look and feel, but ensures Oxford slings benefit from extended service lives, eliminating what has been a common source of frustration.
Joerns Healthcare recommend that slings are checked each and every time, prior to use, to ensure the on-going safety of the patient. It is a requirements under LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998) that slings are thoroughly checked and passed fit for use. An example of why a sling would be classed as unfit for continued use, is doe to illegible SWL and/or serial number – now a thing of the past!
Woven labels have been phasing into stock since January this year so look out for them if you haven’t seen them yet!