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Equipment and Appliances

sgElectricalSafetyPower assistedBeds

The Electrical safety of power-assisted beds Safeguard provide information on the safe management of electrical cords attached to power-assisted beds used in hospitals and aged care facilities.

Damage to the electrical cords of power-assisted beds used in hospitals and aged care facilities can expose workers and patients to electrical hazards.

sgHeightAdjustableTablesBeds

The Height adjustable treatment tables or beds Safeguard provides advice on the potential hazards associated with height adjustable treatment tables or beds with power-assisted lifting mechanisms.

Most adjustable treatment tables and beds incorporate scissor-type linkages that introduce potential trapping, crush and shear points.

These are more evident at the lower table or bed height positions, where movement of the linkages towards other adjacent stationary components is usually the fastest.

Visibility beyond and below the top of the device is, in most cases, restricted due to the physical size of the top frame and covering material.