Operating and Product Care Instructions
© ARJO International AB 2009
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Supplier/Authorized european representative/distributor information 1
Service and support 1
Intended use 2
Key to symbols 3
Part Designation 4
Safety Instructions 5
Equipment warning labels 5
Care of the Stedy 6
Care checkpoints 6
Servicing advice 7
Operating the Stedy 8
At the toilet 9
Using the back support strap 10
Parts List: General Exploded View 12
Parts list: general parts list 13
Preventive Maintenance Schedule 14
Technical Specifications 16
Thank you for purchasing the
The Stedy is part of a series of
especially for hospitals, nursing
homes and other health care
We are dedicated to serving your
needs and providing the best
products available along with
training that will bring your staff
maximum benefits from every
Please contact your local Arjo
representative if you have any
questions about the operation or
maintenance of your Arjo
The Operating, Product Care, and Maintenance Instructions
are mandatory for the safe and effective handling of the
Stedy, including the safety of the resident/patient and the
This product is manufactured by:
BHM Medical Inc.
2001 Tanguay Street
Canada J1X 5Y5
Authorized European Representative
Huntleigh Healthcare Ltd.
310-312 Dallow Road
A complete listing is available on the last page of this
Service and support
A service routine has to be performed on the Stedy by ARJO
trained personnel to ensure the safety and operation of your
product. See Preventive Maintenance Schedule.
If you require further information, please contact your local
ARJO representative, which can offer comprehensive
support and service programs to maximize the long-term
safety, reliability and value of the product. Contact your
local ARJO representative for replacement parts.
The telephone numbers appear on the last page of this
WARNING: Failure to understand and follow this
instruction may result in injury to yourself and to
CAUTION: Failure to follow these instructions
may cause damage to the product(s).
The Stedy may be used to transport and support
patients while showering, providing the patient has
been clinically assessed for suitability for this
WARNING: Read before use.
Before using the Stedy, you must read and
fully understand these Operating, Product
Care and Maintenance Instructions. You
must be trained on the Stedy and on any
accessories, as well as its functions.
WARNING: Use only Arjo support straps
that have been specifically designed for
WARNING: Do not overload the Stedy with
a weight in excess of the approved
transporting capacity of 120 kg (264 lb.).
Before using the Stedy for the first time ensure it has
been securely and correctly assembled (if supplied
CAUTION: The Stedy may be used on
gentle slopes with caution.
The Stedy is manufactured to a very high standard and
has been designed to quickly and easily transport or
transfer patients or residents from one sitting position
to another. It is not intended for long periods of sitting
WARNING: One person should not
attempt to manually lift the Stedy, if it has
to be lifted, care should be taken to avoid
The Stedy may also be used as a supportive aid when
elevating a patient for the purposes of changing wound
dressing, changing incontinence pads or personal
Some information contained in these instructions
may become outdated, due to improvements made to
this product in the future. If you have any questions
regarding these instructions or the Stedy, please
contact your local Arjo representative.
The Stedy is intended to be used only by patients who
possess the ability to stand unaided or can stand with
Arjo’s policy is one of continuous development, and
therefore reserves the right to change specifications
This product has been designed and manufactured to
provide you with trouble free use, however, there are
certain checks that will need to be carried out
periodically. See care of the Stedy section.
The expected operational life of this product is five
years. Infrequent use and proper storage could extend
its expected life considerably.
After the initial five year period it remains the
customers responsibility to have the Stedy re-validated
by Arjo before further use.
Before using the Stedy, familiarize yourself with the
various parts and thoroughly read and understand
these Operating, Product Care and Maintenance
All references to the patient in these instructions refer
to the user or person being transported, and reference
to the attendant refers to the caregiver or the person
who operates the Stedy.
References to the left and right of the Stedy in these
instructions are as viewed from the patients position.
Key to symbol
This symbol is accompanied by the manufacturer's
This symbol is accompanied by the date of manufacture
and by the address of the manufacturer.
This symbol refers users to the Operating, Product Care,
and Maintenance Instructions.
This symbol indicates the products comply with all the
applicable European Directives.
This symbol is accompanied by the manufacturer's serial
This symbol indicates “separate collection” for all
batteries and accumulators as per the WEEE Directive.
This symbol is accompanied by the name and by the
address of the authorized representative in the European
Optional back support strap.
A. Manoeuvring handles
B. Cross bar
C. Pivot seat halves
D. Padded kneepad
F. Castor brake
G. Support strap attachment
H. Back support strap
I. Attachment clips
J. Waist strap
L. Fleece cover (if fitted)
WARNING: Only manufacturer selected parts designed for the purpose shall be used for the Stedy
in order to avoid injuries attributable to the use of inadequate
Unauthorized modifications or
repairs on the Stedy will affect its
warranty. The manufacturer will
not accept responsibility for any
accidents, incidents or lack of
performance that occur as a
result of any such unauthorized
modification or repair.
Carry out the recommended maintenance check points
listed in the Preventive Maintenance Schedule section,
before every use.
Always use the maneuvering handles to move the Stedy.
Do not attempt to push or pull a loaded lift over a floor
obstruction which the castors are unable to ride over
easily, including steps, door thresholds or moving sidewalks.
Do not push the lift at a speed which exceeds a slow
walking pace (3 km/hour or 0.8 meter/second).
An assessment of the suitability for transfer of a resident/
patient who is connected to electrodes, catheters or other
medical devices must be conducted by qualified personnel before performing a transfer.
This mobile resident/patient lift must be used by a caregiver trained to these instructions and qualified to work
with the resident/patient to be transferred and should
never be used by residents/patients on their own.
Equipment warning labels
Inspect all precautionary labels on the equipment. Order and
replace all labels that cannot be easily read.
Care of the Stedy
The Stedy has been designed with low user
maintenance in mind although there are certain
checks which should be carried out at specified
The periods at which some checks should be carried
out will depend on how often the equipment is used.
Unless otherwise stated, rely on experience to decide
how often these checks should be performed.
Note: A rubbing action will be necessary when using
the wipes to promote effective disinfection of the
How often the following actions are taken depends
on how often the equipment is used.
Unless otherwise stated, it is a good idea to begin
once a week and then rely on experience to decide
how often it is necessary in the future.
With regard to laundering, the back support strap
should not be classified as linen, but as an accessory to a patient transfer system and therefore
classified as a medical device. Straps should be
cleaned and disinfected only in strict accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Mechanical pressure should be avoided during
the washing and drying procedure e.g. rolling or
pressing, as these can damage parts vital to the
safe and comfortable operation of the strap.
It is recommended that Arjo Stedy equipment,
accessories and straps are regularly cleaned. If
the straps or equipment needs cleaning, or are
suspected of being contaminated, follow the
cleaning and/or disinfection procedures recommended below, before re-using the equipment.
This is especially important when using the same
equipment for another patient, to minimize the
risk of cross infection.
Do not use petroleum based solvents or similar,
since this may damage plastic parts. For
disinfection of contaminated equipment and
accessories, use the preferred method of wiping
the product completely with “hard surface disinfectant wipes” that are supplied impregnated with
a 70% v/v solution of Isopropyl Alcohol.
For cleaning your Arjo Stedy wipe down with a
damp cloth using warm water to which a mild
detergent has been added e.g. “ARJO CLEAN” disinfectant/cleaner or equivalent.
Note: “ARJO CLEAN” - disinfectant cleaner is
available from Arjo, or their approved
WARNING: If a hot air dryer is used to dry
the Stedy, the temperature must not exceed 80°C (165°F).
IMPORTANT: Cleaning and disinfection products must be used in accordance with the manufacturers instructions and suitable eye, hand and
clothing protection must be worn at all times
when handling disinfectants.
Check that the Arjo Stedy can be propelled in a
normal manner, making sure that the casters are
quite free in their movement, as clogging by hair
and fluff can occur, also check if the casters are
Ensure that the casters are firmly secured to the
Carefully inspect all plastic parts, in particular
where there is personal contact with the patient’s
body, ensure that no cracks or sharp edges have
developed which could injure the patient’s skin or
It is essential that the support strap and attachment clips are carefully inspected. If the strap is
frayed, or the clips damaged, the support strap
should be withdrawn from use immediately and
Check that all external fittings are secure and that
all screws and nuts are tight.
Ensure that all instruction labels are firmly
attached and in good readable condition.
A general visual inspection of all external parts
should be carried out, and all functions should be
tested for correct operation, to ensure that no
adverse damage has occurred during use.
If in any doubt about the correct functioning of
the Arjo Stedy, withdraw it from use and rectify
the fault or contact your local Arjo representative.
The Stedy must not be left in an outside area
where it will be exposed to extreme weather conditions, and should also be kept in conditions
between 10°C (50°F) to 40°C (104°F).
Care of the Stedy
Spare parts, if required are available from Arjo or
their approved representatives.
Special tools are required for certain component
The simplest, safest and most effective way to
maintain your product in good working order, is to
have it methodically and professionally serviced at
least annually by an Arjo approved engineer using
Arjo approved spare parts.
For information on service and maintenance
contracts, please contact your local Arjo
Operating the Stedy
WARNING: Ensure there is sufficient
space underneath and to the sides of the
resident/patient’s chair/bed etc. to achieve
full entry with the Stedy.
If necessary, slightly offset the Stedy in relationship
to the resident/patient. This is possible with a smaller
resident/patient providing there is enough room for
the resident/patient to have easy access to the Stedy.
Tell the resident/patient what you are going to do.
Pivot the two seat halves up and push the Stedy to
approach the seated resident/patient from the front
(see Fig. 1).
Apply the castor brakes (see fig. 3), and instruct the
resident/patient to hold onto the crossbar.
Encourage/help the resident/patient to achieve a
standing position (see fig. 4).
Carefully position the Stedy, close enough to the
resident/patient to enable his/her feet to be placed on
the footboard with his/her knees comfortably against
the padded kneepad (see fig. 2).
Operating the Stedy
Note: An optional accessory obtainable from Arjo or
their approved representatives, is a backstrap, that
can be fitted around the resident/patient and attached
to lugs on the side frames. This will give added
support for residents/patients who may feel
unsecured, if unsupported in the seated position.
Once the resident/patient is in a comfortable position,
release the brakes and transport away (see fig. 6).
If the resident/patient has difficulty supporting
herself/himself, make her/him hold firmly onto the
crossbar. The resident/patient will be kept in position
by her/his knees being in contact with the kneepad.
Return the pivot seats down and allow the resident/
patient to sit comfortably back, while still holding on
to the crossbar (see fig. 5).
At the Toilet
The resident/patient and Stedy can be reversed over
the toilet. Once in position apply the caster brakes
and encourage the resident/patient to stand, remove
the resident/patient’s clothing as necessary, then
pivot back the seat halves and allow her/him to lower
herself/himself onto the toilet seat.
The Stedy can remain in position if desired and will
function as a support frame improving the resident/
Helping up the resident/patient, will be a reverse of
the above procedure.
Operating the Stedy
Using the Back Support Strap
If needed, the additional waist strap attached to the
back support strap can be fitted around the resident/
patient for a feeling of extra stability. To use the
additional waist strap, ensure the strap is separated at
the buckle then position it loosely around the body
ensuring it is not twisted or trapped behind the
resident/patient’s back (see fig. 8).
The use of the back support strap is optional and will
depend on the resident/patient’s ability to sit
comfortably and safely when the upper body is
Arjo back support straps are available as an
accessory from Arjo or their approved
Fasten the buckle, then adjust by pulling the loose
strap piece until the waist strap is tight but
comfortable for the resident/patient (see fig. 8).
When using the support strap, always ensure the
patient is seated on the Stedy before attaching or
detaching the strap. Never support the resident/
patient using only the support strap.
When the resident/patient is seated comfortably,
position the strap around the resident/patient’s back
so that it lies approximately 50 mm (2”) horizontally
above the waistline with the patient’s arms outside
the strap (see fig. 7).
The back support strap should be connected to the
lugs on the sides of the frame (see figs 9 and 10). Use
whichever clip (on each side of the support strap)
that is appropriate to keep the resident/patient
supported, ensure the resident/patient is not pulled
forward too much (see fig. 9).
Operating the Stedy
Ensure the attachment clips are pulled down onto the
attachment lugs and secure when the support strap is
fitted in position (see fig. 10).
WARNING: Always check that one support
strap attachment clip on each side is in
position before and during transportation.
When using the support strap the resident/patient
should still be encouraged to hold onto the crossbar
(see fig. 11).
Parts List: General Exploded View
Parts List: General Parts List
Stedy parts list
Sling attachment lug
Side frame (R.H. side)
M8x20 SS CSK screws
M8x50 SS CSK screws
Side frame (L.H. side)
Rear castor (braked)
Seat half (R.H. side)
Seat half (L.H. side)
Bushing (not illustrated)
Allen key (hex wrench) 5mm (not illustrated)
Spanner (wrench) 9/16” (not illustrated)
Stedy Spare Parts Kits
Operating and Product Care Instructions
Side frame (L.H. side) spares kit,
(includes: 1, 6x2, 7x2, 9, 10x2, 11x2, 14x2, 16, 17, 18)
Side frame (R.H. side) spares kit
(includes: 1, 4, 6x2, 7x2, 10x2, 11x2, 14x2, 17, 18)
Kneepad spares kit
(includes: 1x2, 7x4, 8, 17, 18)
Footboard spares kit
(includes: 5, 6x4, 17)
Seat half (L.H. side) spares kit
(includes: 6, 13, 15, 17)
Seat half (R.H. side) spares kit
(includes: 6, 12, 15, 17)
(includes: 1x2, 6x6, 7x4, 17, 18)
Crossbar spares kit (includes: 1x2, 2, 3, 18)
Caster spare kit
(includes: 10x2, 11x2)
Screws must be installed with Loctite glue #262 included with kits.
Note: Unless otherwise specified (item number x quantity), component quantity is 1.
Preventive Maintenance Schedule
Preventive maintenance schedule
Equipment operators and Service/Maintenance Personnel should hold this Preventive Maintenance Schedule. If
you require further information or a service contract, please contact your local ARJO representative.
The equipment is subject to wear and tear, and the following maintenance instructions must be performed when
specified to ensure that the equipment remains within its original manufacturing specification.
ARJO strongly advises and warns that only ARJO Ltd company designated parts, which are designed for the
purpose, should be used on equipment and other appliances supplied by ARJO Ltd, to avoid injuries attributable
to the use of inadequate parts.
The points on this checklist are the minimum the manufacturer recommends. In some cases
more frequent inspections should be carried out. Continuing to use this equipment without
conducting regular inspections or continuing to use this equipment when a fault is found will
seriously compromise the user and resident/patient’s safety. Local regulations and standards
may be higher than the manufacturer’s. Preventive maintenance specified in this manual can
Examine the slings, their straps and attachment clips. If any part of the
sling or its straps is frayed, or any of the clips is damaged, the sling must
be withdrawn from use immediately and replaced with a new sling.
Where necessary, after patient use, carry out decontamination of the
sling in accordance with ARJO Ltd instructions MAX.01520.INT. and
local decontamination regulations.
Carry out a visual inspection of all external parts. All functions must be
tested for correct operation, to ensure no adverse damage has occurred
during previous use.
Where necessary, after each patient use, carry out decontamination of the
ARJO Stedy in accordance with ARJO Operating, Product Care, and
Make sure all casters rotate freely and the two rear brakes lock.
Examine all exposed parts, especially where there is personal contact
with the patient’s body. Make sure no cracks or sharp edges have developed that could cause patient or user injury or have become unhygienic.
Replace where necessary and decontaminate.
Make sure all external fittings are secure and that all screws and nuts are
Preventive Maintenance Schedule
Make sure the casters are firmly secured to the chassis.
Make sure all instruction labels are firmly attached and in good readable
condition. Replace when necessary.
Inspect the two sling attachment points. If worn or damaged, replace
If the product does not work as intended, immediately contact your local ARJO representative for support.
Weight......................................................16.8 kg (37 lb.)
Maximum permitted loading.......................120 kg (264 lb.)
523 (20 9/16”)
455 (17 15/16”)
591 (23 1/4”)
830 (32 11/16”)
865 (34 1/16”)
1050 (41 3/8”)
614 (24 3/16”)
470 (18 1/2”)
775 (30 1/2”)
133 (5 1/4”)
Dimensions in millimeters, equivalent in inches.
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PO Box 675, Bulimba
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