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140 (and 140-SH) – Patient Restraint Straps

140 (and 140-SH) - Patient Restraint Straps

WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS

The products offered for sale by LSC are intended for use in rescue operations and survival . Inherent to all rescue and survival environments is an increased risk of injury and/or possible death to an individual or group of individuals. The equipment offered by LSC is intended to aid the professional rescuer(s) and/or survival victim(s). However, the risk of injury or death cannot be completely eliminated or foreseen. Equipment training, maintenance and continual reviews of user proficiency is vital to the proper and safe use of all rescue and survival equipment. It is the responsibility of the purchasing and end-user organization or individual to:

  • Determine the suitability of equipment for the selected application.
  • Define the operational procedures and safety guidelines associated with the proper utilization, maintenance (including service life) and storage of the rescue and survival equipment.
  • Ensure that all individuals are thoroughly trained and familiarized with the intended purpose, correct use and function, and serviceability of the equipment.
  • Ensure that the equipment is properly maintained, inspected, and ready for use at all times.
  • Changes to the configuration of or modifications to LSC products are not authorized by Lifesaving Systems Corp. and are not recommended.

Deviations from these warnings and cautions may result in serious injury or death.

Caution: 

LSC Patient Restraint Straps (Part #s 140 and 140-SH) are designed for use on LSC 404 and 406 series litters and Federal Spec #RR-L-1977, NSN's. 6530-00-042-8131 AND 6530-00-181-7767 litters only.

  1. Starting from the head of the litter and working towards the litter foot, install the patient restraining straps using a larks-head knot between the mesh liner and the 1/2-inch flat stock in the designated slots to prevent the straps from sliding on the 1/2-inch flat stock.
Note:

The black restraining strap (chest strap) is installed with the female bayonet fitting on the left and the male bayonet fitting on the right. This is opposite of all the other straps. The gray, blue, red, and green straps shall have the female bayonet fitting on the right and the male on the left as seen in Figure #1.

Note:

Figure 1 illustrates right and left patient restraint strap positions. 

Note:

When installing the female side of the black strap, the hook tape must be facing outward. 

  1. Using a lark’s head knot, install the black restraining strap (chest strap). The female bayonet fitting will be located on the left side and the male bayonet fitting will be located on the right side.
  2. Using a lark’s head knot, install the gray, black, red, blue, and green restraining straps. The female buckles will be located on the right side and the male bayonet fittings will be located on the left side of litter.
  3. After retaining strap installation, the order from the head to the foot of the litter will be gray, black, red, blue, and green, Figure #1.
Note:

USCG aviation units switch the red and blue strap positions. 

Figure 1
Note:

All inspection and maintenance guidance for patient restraint straps is located on In-Service Inspection card for LSC Medevac II litters.

  1. The #140-SH Shoulder Strap, supplements the standard #140 Patient Restraint Straps.
  2. Install only on Litters with the Shoulder Strap mounting crossbars as seen in Figure #2, below.
  3. The Red and Black straps of #140 are not utilized and may be discarded.
Figure 2

Lifesaving Systems Corporation (LSC) has set forth the following recommendations for Life Limits on LSC Manufactured products.  These recommended service life limits are conditional upon documented maintenance and inspections performed in accordance with minimum recommendations set forth in LSC product owner’s manuals.  LSC will not recertify or perform maintenance actions on products determined to be beyond these limits.

Recommended Service Life Limits

Inflatables:  Inflatables manufactured by LSC have a recommended service life limit of fifteen (15) years from Date of Manufacture or ten (10) years from the date placed in service – whichever shall occur first.

Harnesses/Load Bearing Materials:  Rescue harnesses and load bearing webbing products manufactured by LSC for use in Human External Cargo (HEC) operations have a recommended service life limit of fifteen (15) years from Date of Manufacture or twelve (12) years from the date placed in service – whichever shall occur first. 

TSO/ATSO Approved Product Service Life: As marked on the attached label – typically 10 years from the DOM.

Steel Products: Welded steel, mechanically compressed, or assembled steel products* manufactured by LSC for use in Human External Cargo (HEC) operations have a recommended service life limit of twenty-five (25) years from Date of Manufacture or twenty (20) years from the date placed in service* – whichever shall occur first.

* this policy does not apply to hoist hooks installed on aircraft.

This policy does not supersede or alter LSC’s Limited Warranty Terms.

Your Warranty

LSC products are warranted to the first consumer purchaser to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of twelve (12) months.

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