Evacuating bedridden people in an emergency is not an easy task. That’s why you need equipment to minimise the likeliness of leaving someone behind. This evacuation sheet allows you to evacuate a person on the bed mattress. The person is firmly fixed by means of the cross straps. This will ensure a safe and swift escape.
Designed For Hospitals & Care Homes
The long cross straps are always visible under the mattress so you can deploy theS-CAPEPOD Budget very quickly. This way you prepare the patient for the evacuation in a matter of seconds. The loops in the fixation straps ensure a firm grip.
Close It As Tight As Possible
By firmly closing the cross straps, you form the mattress in a U-shape. This gives you less sliding resistance during the horizontal evacuation. This is also ideal for a vertical evacuation on the stairs.
Fire Retardant Technology
A fire-retardant technique has been applied to the evacuation sheet. And this is not just a simple fire retardant coating that disappears after frequent washing. On the contrary, this safety source is inherent in the yarn. So it meets the M1 fire standard.
Anti-Bac Protection From Switzerland
The S-CAPEPOD has been processed with Sanitized TH27-24. This Swiss technology provides an anti-bacterial effect and offers optimal protection against many well-known hospital bacteria. Evacuation sheets without an anti-bac effect can cause life-threatening situations.
If body fluids were to leak along the mattress, you want to prevent that they remain on the Evacuation Sheet. This can become a source of bacteria. Therefore, the fabric has a moisture-permeable property.
Details That Matter
The storage tunnels help you to prevent that the fixation straps get stuck between high-low beds (adjustable beds).
The yellow strap is always visible on the side of the bed mattress so that you can activate the S-CAPEPOD super quickly.
With the strap adjusters you can attach the S-CAPEPOD to the bed mattress. You will find them at the 4 angles, so that the evacuation sheet is firmly attached to the mattress.
Leave No One Behind
The S-CAPEPOD evacuation sheet is designed so that you don't have to leave vulnerable people behind. A large group of people needs assistance to escape the event of an emergency:
People with reduced mobility
S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sheet - Budget Model
Safe working load
120-150 KG (depends on the body size)
264 - 330 lbs
205 x 78 cm
81.88" x 30.7" inches
Suitable for these mattress sizes
Width: 80-90 cm / 31" - 38" inches
Max. Length: 210 cm / 82" inches
All S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sheets come with a 1-year warranty against defects in materials and production, which is valid from the date of purchase. Improper use, improper maintenance, vandalism, product modifications or accidents are not covered by the warranty.
Cleaning and maintenance
Washing temperature, 40 degrees (Celsius),
dry at a low temperature, do not iron, do not dry clean,
do not bleach, do not use washing powder with fabric softener.
Conformitée Européenne mark
Produced in alliance with the European Union
Permanently Deployed Underneath The Mattress
You put the S-CAPEPOD on the bed frame. As a result, it is always ready for use any time of the day or night.
Designed & Developed In Collaboration With:
The S-CAPEPOD Budget Model is designed in collaboration with Belgian ergonomists. Ergonomic improvements were made to prevent & reduce work-related injuries during training sessions.
Download Your Step-By-Step Guide
If you are going to install this evacuation sheet, you and your colleagues will need to know how to use it. This step-by-step guide will help you become an expert with the S-CAPEPOD Budget Model.
Why aren't you using the bed to evacuate a bedridden person?
If you were only focusing on moving patients from compartment A to compartment B on the same floor, then evacuating with a bed might be faster. However, the doorposts should be wide enough to be able to get through the door at all.
The main disadvantage of evacuating with beds is that they can cause blockades in the corridors of the safe compartment. Preparing for a horizontal evacuation alone is often not enough. If you think that a horizontal evacuation will be sufficient, it can lead to a lack of focus in risk assessments on a possible vertical evacuation. This can create gaps in the preparation for large-scale assisted evacuations (e.g. by the fire service) and in the provision of training and evacuation aids to descend the stairs. Evacuation with beds can therefore be faster, but it certainly entails high risks.
Is it suitable for all mattress sizes?
The S-CAPEPOD Budget Model is suitable for the following mattress sizes: Width: 80-90 cm
Max. length: 210 cm
Obesity or Bariatric Mattresses are not suitable for this model. You will need to use the Bariatric S-CAPEPOD for this.
How do you clean the evacuation sheet?
The evacuation sheet is easy to clean with a wipe and disinfectant or in the washing machine. Do not wash in combination with other textiles. Since the product contains hook and loop fasteners, it is recommended to place the S-CAPEPOD in a laundry bag. This way you always keep the product in an optimal condition and prevent the hook and loop fasteners from becoming entangled with one another.
Does the evacuation sheet also comply with an alternating pressure mattress?
No, you cannot use the S-CAPEPOD Budget Model with an alternating mattress. If you have an alternating pressure mattress, ou can use the Standard Model of the S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sheets. Here’s a video on how to use it in combination with an alternating mattress:
Can the pulling straps get stuck between the bed?
No, this shouldn’t be possible. The cross straps at both the head and foot end are packed in so-called pockets that you can close with hook and loop fasteners. This prevents that the pulling straps will hang loose and get stuck in or between the bed.
Is it painful to be evacuated with this type of evacuation sheet?
No absolutely not. When you move a person from bed to the floor with the S-CAPEPOD Budget, you might think that the movement from bed to the floor is “painful”. However, the opposite is true. To let this transfer run smoothly, it is advised that you lower the mattress when the person’s buttocks are over the edge of the bed. This gives a natural “wave motion” of the body and allows you to lower the mattress in a controlled manner. If you are unable to make that “wave movement”, there is nothing wrong. The bed mattress and pillow provide enough support for your neck and back to absorb a possible blow. It is also advisable to put the bed in a low position. Taking the stairs is also not a problem.
How often do you wash the evacuation sheets?
How often you wash depends on the hygiene policy in your care facility. As a manufacturer, we recommend washing the evacuation sheets if they are soiled.