Safer Handling Soft Restraint Kit
Soft Restraint Belt® - Safe Holding System® - Soft Restraint Cuffs® - Safer Emergency Enveloping Lifting Sling®
Safer Handling provide humane, ethical, extensively reviewed and tested restraint equipment products, train the trainer programmes and consultancy.
Made of “tough cloth” the Soft Restraint equipment, which includes, cuffs, belts and a safe holding system® and accessories, was designed and developed to offer staff superior control of a person where there is a need to safely control and transport a person and to prevent those who attempt to self harm. It provides a softer, more humane alternative to the other intrusive methods of control and restraint. It is a lightweight, uniquely simple device that is ergonomically designed to provide comfort for the person; but still provides optimum strength to the equipment.
Soft Restraints® have been tested in accordance with EN ISO 10535 and reviewed by the Home office’s preferred leading medical expert. They are designed to reduce injuries and subsequent litigation and often provide the least intrusive option available. Clients who have benefited from the kit across the world include healthcare, forensic settings, child and adolescent services, special education, prisons, policing and patient transport.
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The Soft Restraint Cuff® Cuff has been designed and developed over many years and offers staff a vital tool in the risk reduction toolbox where there is a need to safely hold, control or transport a person. It provides a softer more humane alternative to metal handcuffs. Metal and plastic cuffs lack flexibility and often have edges which frequently result in injury, such as fractures, soft tissue injuries and handcuffing neuropathy. Soft-cuffs® provide a less invasive alternative to prolonged manual holding, especially during procedures and treatments or where a person is frail or has adverse skin, tissue or bone conditions. Soft-cuffs can be used in conjunction with the Soft Restraint Belt and are used internationally and here at home with multiple case studies and care plans ready to be implemented.
The SRC allows for wrists that do not fit into regular handcuffs to be restrained securely. Too big or too small the SRC fits them all.
Soft Restraint Belt®
The Soft Restraint Belt® is proven to reduce injuries and subsequent litigation and provides
the least intrusive option to staff using manual holds. The SRB can be used to negate the need to hold someone in manual restraint and gives the effect of ‘putting handles’ on the body, allowing upper and lower torso control of a violent, injured or passive subject.
The SRB is intended to be applied to assist in the
removal of a person from the prone face down position as soon as possible. Compliant with Health & Safety Manual Handling Regulations and international guidance on reducing restrictive practices, the SRB ensures staff have the potential to handle, lift, support and move challenging or injured individuals in the course of their employment, including administering personal care.
The Safe Holding System®
Safer Handling, Safe Holding System is a Soft Restraint Belt with Soft-cuffs fixed in place.
Offering staff superior control where there is a need to safely hold, turn or transport a person, the SHS assists in the prevention of self-injurious behaviour. This enables the wearer a far greater degree of freedom to engage in meaningful activities as part of their rehabilitation or recovery programme.
The Safe Holding System offers a valuable stepping stone to transition wearers out of seclusion, long term segregation, or from more restrictive mechanical restraints whilst ensuring
the safety of all.
"We integrated a patient from long term seclusion using the Safe Holding System, which meant we could now get her out twice a day with minimum incidents arising which is a huge change to her care (she was only getting out 15 minutes a week before – with incidents on most occasions!)".
“The Soft Restraints allow us to administer personal care safely”.
"Using the Soft Restraints has reduced staff injuries drastically"