Safety equipment

 

Baby-proof cot latch

The client has a cot with an opening door. The device makes it difficult for the child to undo the latch as two actions are needed.

Jaw Lever

The client is unable to voluntarily open his jaw and needed a new safer method for his therapist to use.

Grab Rails for a double amputee

The Client , a lady, had lost both hands and feet due to sepsis. A stairlift had been installed in her house but there were two small steps to be negotiated dor which she required assistance.

Passenger Trailer for Tricycle

The West Midlands Panel was approached to see if there was a way to adapt a proprietary tricycle such that a teenage boy could use it in a safe and controlled way outdoors in a large local park. An add-on trailer was devised on which a parent could ride and control the speed at which their son could travel.

Car Wheel Changing Teaching Aid

A Derby school, which specialises in students having special needs, finds that their students are more comfortable with practical rather than academic subjects. Basic car maintenance is one course on offer and, at the request of the school, the Derby Remap panel made a classroom teaching aid to enable students to be taught how to safely remove and refit a car wheel.

Stairgates

Rails at top of stairs … … and with board in place Bottom of stairs A mother of three autistic children requires robust gates at the top and bottom of her stairs to prevent falls. Standard stairgates for toddlers are not high or strong enough. A pair of rails have been fitted at both the […]

Fall protection for epileptic

  Toilet and bidet Kitchen sink Desk The client’s mother required protection around the home against drop seizures of her epileptic child. For the toilet and bidet, closed cell foam protective edge strip (sold for packing of paintings and mirrors) were used. It is designed to absorb knocks, is waterproof and washable. By cutting pieces […]

Restraint harnesses

Harness for use in vehicles Harness for use while walking – rear view … … and front Client is a very active adult with learning difficulties and uses a Model 28 Crelling restraint harness when travelling in a vehicle (in addition to the normal car seat belt) and a separate harness while walking (for the […]

Stove top guard

  The client needs a guard to hold pans on top of his kitchen stove while he stirs. The stainless steel cage clamps on the side of the stove.    

Wheelchair bumper

Client with inoperable broken hip often needed to have legs raised.  The wheelchair utilised special leg raisers which were vulnerable to breakage as were the occupant’s legs when manoevring.  Solution was to clamp a mount onto the wheelchair with a sliding U-tube adjustable for the various positions.  This provided a robust, hi-viz ‘bumper bar’ as […]

Hinged bed rail

The client’s feet tend to slip off the side of his bed and what was needed was a small width attachment which can be pulled up 180 degrees whilst he is in the bed and then folded down 180 degrees for when he needs to get out of the bed. To complicate things there is […]

Padded window guard

The client who is a wheelchair user is liable to hurt themselves on a bus window due to uncontrolled movements. A foam pillow was covered in leatherette type material and fitted with suction cups to attach to the window when required. Bristol Panel case ref. 1\15-04

Settee guard for baby

The client needed an easily removable guard to fit to a sofa to stop her baby from rolling off. This was constructed from 1/2” plywood and comprised a padded board with forks, also plywood, which could be tucked under the settee cushion, thus preventing tipping. Bristol Panel case Ref. 7\14-01

Customised bed lever

The client’s bed is manufactured in steel with a sprung mattress support rather than slats and a standard bed lever was unsuitable. A standard bed lever was purchased and modified by the addition of aluminium sections and spacer blocks. Bristol Panel case ref. 8\14-07

Table top cooker hob guard

The client has a table top cooker with two hotplates. He has accidentally knocked pans off this hob in the past and needed a safety modification. An aluminium frame was constructed and fitted to the cooker sides and front, fixed at the corners to lessen the risk. Bristol Remap case ref. 4\13-07

Adult stair gate

The client is sometimes confused due to medication being taken and needed a stairgate or barrier which could be hinged out of the way when not in use. A hinged barrier was made from wood which could be raised and held with a “detent” pin.