Your rescue necessity
The AlbacMat Emergency Rescue Mat has been designed with Safety, for both the rescuer and patient being of paramount importance.
First designed in 2002 for the Aged Care/Hospital markets, the AlbacMat Rescue Mat is widening its market appeal to include Defence, Emergency Services and Mining industries. Other markets are continually opening up. “Each person I speak to has another place where the AlbacMat can be used to aid in the movement of injured people…the possibilities are endless,” says Allison.
How It Works
Simply, the AlbacMat is an Emergency rescue mat designed to slide over all types of surfaces. It is a stretcher like design, with polypropylene filling that when in storage is half the size of a rolled up sleeping bag. Constructed with heat-resistant material it is moved by a rescuer – enabling rescues to be performed as fast as physically possible.
The AlbacMat has been designed with Safety, for both the rescuer and patient being of paramount importance.
The ability of the AlbacMat to travel easily over most surfaces - including stairs, carpet and concrete - allows for improved efficiency when evacuating a facility.
Single person operation
Evacuations can be performed by one person per patient in most situations which is essential when time is critical.
Use in any location
The AlbacMat is totally independent of its environment. It does not matter where the patient may be - in bed, the bathroom or the corridor, they can still be placed onto the AlbacMat and taken to safety.
Ready for instant use
Its compact, self-storage and lightweight design means it can be readily available in varying locations for instant usage.
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Manufacturing & Design
The AlbacMat is constructed from customised materials - including polypropylene board and a lightweight canvas material. These materials have been extensively tested in all types of situations (including strength, flame and heat conducted by CSIRO). The AlbacMat is manufactured to Australian Standards 2755 and has the CE mark (Class I).
The polypropylene board acts as an insulator to the patient and air pockets provide ‘cushioning’ for stairs or in the event of rough terrain. It also enables the AlbacMat to 'glide' over all types of surfaces. This includes carpet and vinyl, as well as concrete, bitumen and grass, making it simple and easy for rescuers while being comfortable for the patient.
Tapered for patient comfort
Easily accessible dual straps for securing the patient
Fluorescent yellow straps for detection in dim lighting
Footrest pocket for the comfort and security of the patient
Simple instructions are clearly visible on the self-storage pocket
Three separate handles for individual rescuer's requirements
Handles provide excellent control on staircases
Compact design makes storage easy
Insulated board provides patient protection from uncomfortable surfaces
The patient can remain on the AlbacMat until the danger has passed and still be treated if required
We have found that the AlbacMat is simple to use and believe that training our staff of its use will reduce panic in an emergency situation and assist with the safe evacuation of our patients.
Glenda WhartonOHS Manager Brunswick Private Hospital
Allison worked really well with our launch crews to develop a rescue mat that suited our specific needs and provided a solution for patient recovery in the extreme conditions they experience on the water
John RobertsService and Compliance Manager, Port Phillip Sea Pilots
Our strategy is simple: To enable the safe, fast evacuation of frail or immobile people.
AlbacMat Rescue Mat
Ideal for Aged Care/Residential facilities & general public use
Larger design for specific use in emergency services and mining areas, but is also suitable where the AlbacMat Rescue Mat is used.
(formerly known as AlbacMat with Thermal Cover)
Holds four AlbacMats underneath each other of either size for easy storage & quick access. This can be carried to the emergency site where the four mats are ready to be used immediately.