Why use the Bodypod Transfer Mattress?
With the Bodypod Transfer Mattress, we want to emphasize more and more ergonomics to create safe, comfortable and productive workspaces when dealing with handling equipment.
- Forget about having to work with a full-frame stretcher and use the sturdy, compact Bodypod Transfer Mattress.
- The Bodypod Transfer Mattress that is manoeuvrable completely relieves the employee’s body and offers protection against muscular injury.
- Deployable on any staircase or corridor.
- Forget about lifting and let gravity do the work instead.
Research by the University of Sydney has shown that lower back pain accounts for a third of all work-related disabilities. In the funeral industry, it’s pretty standard that workers suffer from injuries to muscles and joints. Data published by World Obesity shows that 2.7 billion adults globally are expected to suffer from obesity and overweight by 2025. Obesity and overweight could eventually lead to more injuries in the funeral industry.
Nowadays, stretchers are used to move a deceased from floor one to the ground floor. However, the problem is that they aren’t as flexible in use. Certainly not on a rotating staircase or in a narrow corridor.
What’s wrong with the functionality of brancards in tight corridors or steep staircases?
The problem is in the frame. Because of their steel frames, they aren’t as manoeuvrable. In other words: you can’t efficiently work with a stretcher in a narrow passage or on a curved staircase. That’s why you often have to do the heavy lifting, and your back isn’t made to cope with that level of strain and pressure. Because 1/5 of the world population probably will be overweight in 2025, the heavy lifting for your staff is likely to increase. Therefore, many funeral employees will encounter physical complaints with their back and limbs that might be even worse than it is today.
It is also essential that staff receive the appropriate training in the use of a manual handling aid. Phoenix STS offer manual handling courses, with face-to-face training and blended training programs available.