Ski Slide Pad

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The Ski-Slide-Pad has evolved from one of the best-known products used for evacuation, the “Ski Pad”. Designed for use in areas of restricted space, such as congested hospital wards, care homes and other buildings with narrow corridors and/or single width fire doors.


The main feature of the Ski-Slide-Pad is the built-in slide sheet, which is fitted on both sides of the pad for ease of transfer from the bed/floor onto the pad — this is especially useful for people who require greater assistance during the transfer process. The slide sheets can also be used as an extra cover, where exterior evacuation is required.

In the event of an emergency, the Ski-Slide-Pad is easily removed from its storage bag. The person is quickly transferred on to the Ski-Slide-Pad, using the slide sheet and then secured onto the device with the seatbelt style straps.

The Ski-Slide-Pad’s polyethylene base allows the pad to be pulled easily over most surfaces and is easy to control when going down a staircase.

A product information video is available, it is not intended to be a substitute for training as no video can correct handling errors or bad habits.

Ski Slide Pad

Since the changes to the Fire Services Act 1981 in 2003, the Fire Service is no longer obliged to provide a “complete evacuation service” for premises placing the onus upon the business owner, and changes in the ‘Disability Act’ – which now states that everyone must have the same right of evacuation in an emergency.

Packed: 75cm x 72cm x 10cm
Unrolled: 198cm x 60cm
Padding: 2.5cm
Weight: 5kg (approx)
Safety tested to: 180kg
Safe working load: 120kg – two people
Base: Polyethylene
Top: Nylon
Features: Built-in slide sheet. Pulling the handle at each end. Seat belt style webbing straps with metal buckles. Wall mountable, wipe clean storage bag. A large foot pocket to prevent the individual sliding forward when going downstairs.

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