Adelaide based StaminaLift, a manufacturer of patient transfer systems for injury reduction in hospitals, won the prestigious 2012 National Safety Council of Australia’s National Safety Award of Excellence for the best solution to an occupational health and safety (OHS) workplace risk. The company’s winning entry was based on the StaminaLift TS5000 Transfer System – the first electric bed mover capable of attaching to most acute care hospital beds.
Now in its 20th year, the National Safety Award of Excellence celebrates achievements and innovation in workplace safety.
Equipped with powerful and quiet electric motors, StaminaLift bed movers enable hospital staff such as orderlies and ward staff, to move beds, patients and other heavy objects around hospitals with ease.
StaminaLift bed movers are proven to reduce staff injuries related to manually pushing beds and other objects.
By contrast, orderlies in most hospitals today use physical strength to push hospital beds as they transport patients long distances from wards, to services like radiology or operating theatres.
With many orderlies walking up to 20 km per day, injury rates are high, fatigue is common and morale is often low. The high injury rate is not only expensive; it also creates staffing issues due to absenteeism and low morale.
While other electric bed movers are available, the StaminaLift TS5000 is unique. The difference is the way it connects to beds. The TS5000 uses an innovative connection method that allows it to work with just about any widely available acute care bed or stretcher.
For hospitals with large and diverse fleets of beds and stretchers, this is a tremendous advantage. To be useful in the average hospital, bed movers need to be able to move a variety of equipment.
Given the wide variety of beds produced globally, just how to achieve this universal compatibility has been the challenge of the product development team since the beginning of StaminaLift in 2003. After much exploration, consultation, experimentation and investment, the team eventually came up with the TS5000 – the first universally compatible electric bed mover.
Attended by nearly 300 people, the event was hosted by hosted by Kerri Pottharst OAM, former Australian Olympian. Also on-hand to congratulate the winners were the Prime Minister, The Hon Julia Gillard, Leader of the Opposition, The Hon Tony Abbott, and the Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce.
StaminaLift TS5000 sales are taking off in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, across Europe and the Middle East. For Peter March and colleagues, winning the National Safety Award of Excellence is further evidence that their focus on universality was correct.
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