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How Safe are your Bariatric Patients in an Emergency? Benmor Medical Announce Exclusive Partnership

How Safe are your Bariatric Patients in an Emergency? Benmor Medical Announce Exclusive Partnership

Benmor Medical are delighted to announce an exciting exclusive partnership with Tetcon – Textile Technical Concepts, bringing their innovative bariatric emergency evacuation equipment to the UK market for the first time.

The continued growth of Benmor Medical in the UK bariatric market has presented them with this great opportunity to work with a like-minded company in Tetcon.

In an emergency situation, it is crucial that everyone in the building can reach a point of safety as quickly and safely as possible. For a bariatric patient this may be a challenge, do you have a policy in place for their safe evacuation? With this new range of easy-to-use bariatric evacuation S-CAPEPODS available exclusively through Benmor Medical, we can help to ensure no one is left behind during an emergency evacuation.

The evacuation devices help to rescue patients up to 500kg (78 Stones). The evacuation sheets help you evacuate less mobile patients at a time when every second counts. Due to the speed, ease-of-use and the comfort, these evacuation aids are used by many healthcare organisations around the world, from NHS acute trusts, community care centres, private hospitals and care homes, to name a few.

Well established in the UK following more than 22 successful years in the market, Benmor Medical says “Our aim is simple, to continue to offer the most suitable, innovative and safest products for bariatric patients and their carers. Our partnership with Tetcon brings a new, exciting realm to our product range, helping to fulfil our vision of creating a successful bariatric equipment range which will provide safety for patients and healthcare professionals throughout the UK”.


With the number of obese adults set to increase by an estimated 11 million by 2030 (NICE, 2014), Benmor Medical believe it is critical that staff have a thorough understanding of how best to evacuate this patient group in an emergency situation, as quickly and as safely as possible.

Tetcon’s most recent innovation, the Bariatric S-CAPEPOD, is designed to assist healthcare professionals to evacuate bariatric people from locations such as a hospital ward or other public/private buildings in the event of an emergency and has been safety tested to 500kg (78 Stones).

The Bariatric S-CAPEPOD is permanently mounted between the frame of the bed and the mattress. By means of several flaps, which you can pull around the bariatric mattress, encompassing the patient in the evacuation device while still on the mattress. In about sixty seconds, the patient is ready for evacuation. With the Bariatric S-CAPEPOD, you have a simple evacuation tool at your disposal that can make the difference in a state of emergency.

The Bariatric S-CAPEPOD is the only evacuation sheet for larger individuals that permanently sits under the bed mattress. This means that the evacuation device is always accessible for rescuers. Bariatric S-CAPEPOD makes emergency evacuation of larger individuals simple for almost everyone.

If you are interested in learning more or would like to receive a free quotation so you can upgrade your stock of evacuation equipment, contact Benmor Medical on 0333 800 9000 or email info@benmormedical.co.ukThe product range including the S-CAPEPOD is developed by Tetcon based in The Netherlands and available through Benmor Medical in the UK.


About Benmor Medical

Benmor Medical is the UK’s leading independent provider of bariatric care equipment and was the first company in the UK specialising in bariatric patient handling equipment. Their well-established reputation in the UK bariatric sector has been achieved by providing excellent customer service, supported by the highest quality products and services. By providing clients with both equipment and clinical training, alongside 24/7 support, Benmor Medical ensure their equipment is used safely and correctly, while driving the improvement of bariatric care delivery across the UK.

About Tetcon

At Tetcon, we are helping organisations through the power of smart and technical textile solutions. We deliver safety and service through all sorts of textile concepts for organizations around the world. We design, develop and market a wide range of textile concepts focusing on different areas. These concepts vary from evacuation equipment to cut resistant clothing. Tetcon’s concepts have been used in more than 20 countries around the globe. Tetcon is based in the heart of the Brainport area (Eindhoven, The Netherlands). 


Maintaining your machinery

If your machinery isn’t maintained or checked, it may malfunction. If a malfunction occurs, the equipment may go awry, the equipment may overheat and subsequently cause a fire. Along with your machinery, your fire alarm systems and protection should regularly be maintained and checked, so as to ensure it will still adequately function in the case of a fire outbreak. So make sure your fire alarm system is regularly serviced and maintained!

Manufacturing Fire Safety Emergency Procedures

Fire drills where loud machinery and equipment are being operated, are often difficult to carry out. You will need the right alarm system that can be heard over these. However, drills must be carried at least once a year. All full time and temporary members of staff should be aware of the full evacuation process. If your staff are more experienced in fire procedures, the smoother the evacuation process! Additionally, staff need to understand how to use the fire protection equipment available. To get your staff confident with the use of the fire protection equipment, get them fire warden trained!

Therefore, for more information on manufacturing fire safety and the right fire protection, installations and maintenance for your premises. Call our friendly team on 0845 402 3045 or email sales@assured-ltd.co.uk for more information on Fire Protection Service and MaintenanceFire Alarm InstallationsFire Safety Training or any Fire Risk Assessments!

Published August 2018