Benefits of Safe Lifting in EMS


Can you afford another injury and Workman's Compensation claim from a lift assist?

The following consequences of back injuries are derived from an unsafe lifting program and policies that do not include any mechanical devices and improper training:

Individual Consequences
  • Missed work
  • Medical bills
  • Financial loss
  • Paid time off spent on injury
  • Pain and suffering
  • Potential loss of function/use
  • Difficulty with daily activities


Agency Consequences
  • Workers' compensation costs
  • Open slots must be filled
  • Increased fatigue
  • Poor morale


The following benefits can be derived from a safe patient lifting program
that includes mechanical lifting equipment
and proper training:

Benefits using a Portable Lift Assist Device
  • Eliminates the potential for lifting injuries
  • Eliminates the need for team lifts
  • Eliminates the need to call for extra resources
  • Greatly cuts down on time to lift an individual
  • Compact, light weight, and portable
Lifting a patient with PLADs portable lift assist device