Raizer Emergency Lifting Chair
The Raizer Emergency Lifting Chair is the world’s first truly single-handed solution to lifting someone who has fallen. Faster, stronger, and more stable than traditional inflatable lifting cushions, the Raizer is an ideal solution for transferring someone who has fallen to a sitting or standing position.
How does it work?
The Raizer is made up of seven large parts: four legs, two backrest pieces, and the seat, which holds the mechanism.
When responding to lift elderly or disabled people after a fall, simply slide the seat under the fallen person’s knees, click the backrest pieces and legs in place, and use the remote control to gently raise the chair. The person will be raised with the chair, until both themselves and the Raizer are in an upright seated position.
Both the movement and seated position are dignified – perfect for shared spaces, such as care homes, or public places.
To lift elderly people off the floor has until now been physically challenging, but the easy assembly and lack of required physical effort has made the Raizer a widely adopted tool. It’s currently used by:
- Care homes
- Leisure centres
- Ambulance services
- Individual carers
- Cruise Ships
Lightweight and compact, it’s easy to transport, and the in-car charger means it’s always ready to go.
Due to its simplicity and versatility, it can be used in virtually any situation where falls response is required – for example cruise ships! check out what Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s company nurse has to say about the Raizer;
- SWL: 150kg/24 stone
- Seat dimensions: W470mm x D220mm
- No. of lifts on full battery: 100
- Total Weight: 13kg
- Warranty: 2 years (please note, a service is required after 12 months of purchasing your Raizer in order to protect your warranty)
Can the Raizer be used outside?
Yes, the Raizer can be used inside and outside. It’s been tested on grass, gravel and paving slabs as well as all types of indoor floor surfaces like lino, carpet and tiles.
Is it really possible for one person to lift someone who has fallen?
Yes, there is absolutely no manual lifting involved – all that is required is for an assistant to operate the controls to lift the person who has fallen.
How long does the battery last?
On a fully charged battery, the Raizer is capable of up to 100 lifts. A single lift is possible on a 10 minute charge.
Will the Raizer work in spaces where there is no room for a hoist?
Yes, the Raizer requires little more than the footprint of a fallen person for its operation and there’s no need for the turning circle necessary when using a hoist.
Are the different sections simple to distinguish?
The leg sections are clearly colour coded for the left and right sides. Additional labels can be supplied if required.
How high does the Raizer lift a person?
The Raizer can lift someone either to a seated position or to a perching position for very easy transfers once the lift is completed. The lift can also be stopped at any point and reversed if necessary.
“I purchased a Raizer Emergency Lifting Chair in the first quarter of 2016 on behalf of Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust.
We have used it as required on our Dementia and Functional wards within an older adults’ mental health setting. Anecdotally staff are so pleased with this product. It allows an amazingly fast and dignified response to a fallen patient. Once the usual protocols are followed and the patient is cleared to be stood or sat up, it is so quick and easy to use.
Its simple colour-coded systems allows for an easy quick assembly, it allows for a much more dignified operation as compared to hoisting, without the complication of choosing and fitting the correct sling and it can be used in small spaces where the hoist is difficult to access.
With its remote control option, the number of staff needed can be reduced to one with an individual risk assessment, though we recommend two for our staff as there is a need to support the head and a two person assist makes for a more patient-centred operation.
An amazing product empowering staff to act with confidence, which transfers to patient confidence and reducing anxiety. Having the bonus of stopping at any stage to allow patients to harmonize themselves to their surroundings or stay sitting whilst extra observations can be ascertained is advantageous for all.
Once stabilised the patient can be raised into a perching position for easy exit and mobilised to a suitable alternative seating or bed space.
Absolutely brilliant, as it can be used in physiotherapy to lower a patient to the floor on a mat for rehabilitation. As an ex-engineer I just wish I had designed it!!! Thank you for supplying such an innovative product.”
Adrian Marston, Trust Lead for Moving and Handling, DSE and Back Care,
Senior Clinical Physiotherapist, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust
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