Manual Handling Aids

Easily Move Bodies with our Flexible and Lightweight Manual Handling Aids

Essential for anyone involved in moving the deceased, our innovative Manual Handling Aids are the most effective and simple patient movement systems available.

Used in hospitals, hospices and funeral directors, the Blueboard, the Recovery Cloth and the Recovery Belt reduce manual handling problems.

Manual Handling Aids

Body Transport and Sanitation. Manual Handling Aid, the BlueBoard


The BlueBoard is a patient movement system that is used in European hospital mortuaries. It is the most effective and simple patient movement system available. Unlike the PAT slide, which requires a person to slide across the surface of the slide, the BlueBoard allows the body to roll across its surface.

The rolling transfer is proven to be effective, simple, safe and gentle for the deceased and staff. The BlueBoard is designed to reduce the risks involved in manual handling and is capable of handling up to 200kg (300kg with disposable cover), the removable material simply spins around the board allowing patients to be slid with ease from trolley to table.

Benefits of the BlueBoard

  1. Can be used anywhere where the deceased require moving - hospitals, care homes, ambulances and funeral directors
  2. Fitted with a removable, washable cover and can be used with disposable covers to assist in infection control
  3. Flexible, lightweight and easy to use
  4. Easy to store

Recovery Cloth XL

The recovery cloth is constructed of easy-sliding material to reduce manual handling problems and is fitted with eight reinforced handgrips and three safety belts.

This allows for the safe and easy recovery of the deceased in rough terrain or narrow stairways, as well as the transfer of obese deceased with a carrying capacity of up to 400 kg.

Manual Handling Aid, the Recovery Cloth XL
Manual Handling Aid, the Recovery Belt

Recovery Belt

A Recovery Belt is an essential tool for recovering the deceased, particularly when they are in hard-to-reach areas. For example, if the deceased are in the bathtub, in the car, or behind an object, the Recovery Belt allows the user to keep their back straighter and reduces manual handling issues.

Up to 150kg can be carried per belt, and multiple belts can be used to increase the weight capacity.


Louise Milligan

Hospital Mortuary Manager, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport

The Blue Board is a fantastic aid when moving patients - whether large or small; it is lightweight and extremely easy to use. The cover survived our washing machine, an impressive feat in itself! I would highly recommend this as it is a great improvement on the old style nightmare PAT slides.

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