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    ELK Lifting Cushion + Airflo 24

    5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
    4 customer reviews
    SKU: MPCA070400

    The ELK is a compact, battery powered lifting cushion for single handed care.

    If someone falls over and they can shuffle on to the cushion or be rolled on from the recovery position and assisted to sit upright then the Elk can then be inflated at the touch of a button with someone supporting the individual from behind to bring them to a raise seated position ready to stand.

    • The  ELK emergency lifting cushion  can be used in the tightest of spaces.
    • Lifts up to 70 stone (450 kg)
    • Portable – weighs just 3.6 kg and folds up for easy carrying
    • Applicable for any age
    • Simple to use
    • Minimizing  moving and handling risk  – protects carers’ backs
    • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
    • Airflo controlled


    Maximum User Weight:

    450kg (70 stone)

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    Deflated Folded Dimensions:

    62cm x 26cm x 11.5cm



    Can I leave the battery on charge all the time?

    Yes, and we recommend you do. The Airflo 12 and the Airflo 24 may remain continuously on charge when not in use as the batteries cannot be overcharged.

    Can I over inflate my lifting cushion?

    No. The Airflo 24 will stop once full pressure is realized.

    What happens if I get a puncture?

    The incidences of puncture are rare. If a puncture does occur, then only the section of cushion with the damage would be affected – the remaining three will still operate. The lifting cushion will not burst like a balloon and there is no risk of injury to the patient from a rapid descent. If the puncture is small, then the cushion would still work though there would be an audible leak. Punctures cannot be repaired due to the pressure and load and damaged units have to be replaced.

    Are there different sizes of lifting cushions?

    We have an ELK, an Eagle and a Camel lifting cushion. The ELK will lift 450 KG or 980lbs, the Eagle will lift 190 KG or 420lbs, and the Camel will lift 350 KG or 700lbs. For each cushion, one size fits all and no additional accessories are required. In some circumstances a slide sheet, transfer board or transfer belt may be required to assist a transfer.

    How do I clean my lifting cushion?

    The lifting cushions should be cleaned when inflated. Sponge clean with a detergent solution and dry thoroughly before storing in a dry place. The lifting cushions are ultrasonically welded so there is no stitching or gaps when germs can collect. To disinfect use a disinfecting solution or alcohol impregnated wipe.

    What material is it made from?

    The lifting cushions are made from a polyurethane coated nylon fabric, which is a hydrophobic material and does not absorb fluids.

    What sort of ground can lifting cushions be used on outside?

    The lifting cushions can be used on any type of surface but do look out for broken glass or sharp stones which could puncture the cushions. We advise putting a small tarpaulin or mat underneath the lifting cushion in these circumstances.

    Can I lift someone supine (lying down) on the lifting cushion?

    Yes. This lift with the Mangar Elk is performed in conjunction with a scoop or transfer board. Our Camel and Eagle lifting cushions can lift someone from a lying or sitting position.

    Who is eligible for VAT relief?

    To be eligible for VAT relief the government says you have to fit the following criteria:

    1. Charities – with a registered charity number.
    2. A person is ‘chronically sick or disabled‘ if he/she is a person:

    ✔ With a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect upon his/her ability to carry out everyday activities;

    ✔ Have a condition that doctors treat as a chronic sickness (e.g. diabetes).

    ✔ Who is terminally ill.

    Guidance on eligibility is available from the National Advice Service on 0300 200 3700.

    • You won’t qualify if you are only temporarily disabled or incapacitated, such as suffering from a broken leg or another temporary injury.
    • Neither will you qualify if you are elderly but are otherwise able-bodied and don’t suffer from any chronic condition.

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    5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
    4 customer reviews
    I have heard about this amazing piece of equipment, when after the loss of my husband I collected donations towards the purchase of one , for the Eastleigh First responders unit, and I am sure it will be a great help in various situations. I am so pleased to have been able to help, and am very grateful to all Ambulance Crew, for their assistance when it was needed. Also, I think it would be a great asset to care and nursing homes at times if they don't already have one on the premises, and could save call- outs to the emergency services.
    I am writing to express my appreciation of this marvelous invention. The Elk emergency lifting cushion has made our daily living more serene and rids us of the constant fear of recovery from falls. The fact too that this equipment can be taken with me on holiday away from home is a special advantage.
    when I purchased an Elk from your stockist recently it was as a precaution, and not with the intention of using it in the near future. However, my wife’s crutch slipped on Thursday afternoon and she fell. Compared with what we’ve been through on previous occasions when that happened, last Thursday was a doddle. A marvelous product!”
    The Elk has been of great benefit when needed and gives me peace of mind to know it is available
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