#ELKChallenge Raises The Competitive Spirit At The Emergency Services Show

Mangar Health exhibited at the Emergency Services Show in Birmingham this month, where they put paramedics, CFRs and firefighters alike to the ultimate speed test, the #ELKChallenge.


EMS Show 2018


The #ELKChallenge involved setting up the ELK Emergency Lifting Cushion ready for inflation in the quickest time. This included un-rolling the lifting device, plugging in the cables into the ELK and the Airflo 24 compressor and finally pressing the ‘on’ button.

Andrew Macphail, Commercial Director from Mangar Health explained; “It’s been great to see paramedics who know our lifting products inside out because of using them every day; race to try and get the quickest set-up time.”

It was Joanne Hodkinson, a paramedic from West Midlands Ambulance Service who won the #ELKChallenge with the fastest time of 0.14.06 seconds.


#ELKChallenge Leaderboard


Andrew continued; “Big congratulations to Joanne for winning the challenge! I’ve been demonstrating the ELK day in and day out for years and I couldn’t get a time that quick.

It just goes to show how frequently our ELK Lifting Cushions are being used because you wouldn’t be able to get fast times like these unless you knew our product.”

The ELK Emergency Lifting Cushion is used by Ambulance Trusts across the UK. The lifting device can lift a faller weighing up to 70 stone and minimises the moving and handling risk to emergency services personnel.

If you’d like to request some information regarding the ELK Emergency Lifting Cushion please call 0800 2800 485, email sales@mangarhealth.com or visit www.mangarhealth.com

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