A Guide For The Able Assist User Transfer Aid Part2
Sling and transfer belt attachments are provided for Users who require extra support. Such compatible accessories can be attached by using the slotted bracket on the accessory as shown below:
Note: Not all accessories are suitable for the Able Assist and/or the user. A risk assessment should be done prior to use. Drive Medical accepts no liability for damage or injury as a result of third-party accessories being used.
Knee Pad Adjustment (PT004 Only)
The Knee Pad on the PT004 can be adjusted for height and angle.
To adjust the angle, loosen the two dome head nuts with a spanner on both sides of the frame (as shown below). Reposition the Knee Pad to the required angle and then retighten the nuts using the spanner.
Folding the Able Assist (PT005)
The PT005 comes with a folding facility to allow for compact to storage.
To unfold the Able Assist:
1. Undo the Velcro strap holding the frame together. Ensure that the Castor Brakes are not applied.
2. Fold out the frame, and push down on the centre of the footplate with your foot if required.
3. Lift up the grab handle and secure by inserting the locking pin.
To fold the Able Assist:
1. Pull out the locking pin and fold down the Hand Rail.
2. Fold up the frame. Lift up the centre of the footplate if required, being careful to avoid any pitch points.
3. Secure the frame in storage by wrapping around the Velcro strap.
Knee Pad Measurements
39cm (w) x 26cm (h)
39cm (w) x 26cm (h)
36cm (w) x 25cm (h)
Knee Pad Height from Base Plate
Handle Height (from base)
Seat Height (from floor)
Chassis Width (front)
Chassis Width (back)
Chassis Width (internal)
Plain Castors (front)
Brake Castors (back)
Maximum User Weight Limit
Servicing and Maintenance
It is recommended that the Able Assist is cleaned daily as a minimum.
The device is cleaned down with a damp cloth using mild detergent and/or disinfectant. For example, a mild chloride disinfectant (solution of 1000 parts per million) can be used. Excess water is then removed from the device using a towel or a compressed air tool. The device is then placed in a suitable environment to fully dry.
Caution: If a hot air dyer is used to dry the equipment, the temperature must not exceed 80◦C (176◦F). Do not use petroleum based solvents or similar, since this may damage plastic parts
The device is not suitable for cleaning in an autoclave.
It is recommended that the device is inspected annually by a competent person. The Able Assist transfer aids are designed for minimal maintenance.
The following weekly checks are recommended:
-Check the brakes and the secure fixing and manoeuvrability of the castors.
-Check that the transfer aid is stable, i.e. all four castors are touching the floor.
-The Seat and Knee Pads are secure and not loose or damaged.
-The Castor Wheels rotate and swivel freely.
-Check that all fasteners are secure and not corroded or damaged
-PT004 Only: Check that the leg adjustment mechanism operates smoothly and is not loose.
-PT005 Only: Check that folding mechanism operates smoothly and is not loose.
If any of the checks highlight a problem with the device, do not until the problem has been addressed.