Sep 192012
 

Remap is often asked to make or modify bed rails.  A recent report by the Coventry Safeguarding Adults Board into a fatal accident ( http://www.coventry.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/6350/serious_case_review_mrs_c_executive_summary ) is a reminder of the the potential risk of entrapment and asphyxiation of people in beds fitted with side rails.

The MHRA has produced a device bulletin on the issue, Safe Use of Bed Rails – DB 2006(06) , and a copy can be downloaded from http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/dts-pcc/documents/publication/con2025397.pdf .  Anyone tasked with working on a bed rail or bed grab handle project should familiarise themselves with this bulletin.