Age and health care workers often need to perform tasks which involve standing up and bending over for long periods of time, particularly in activities such as shampooing and rinsing hair.
This can cause serious back injuries among practitioners that can be immediately harmful as well as dangerous for long term health.
A new height adjustable shampoo basin package from Caredesign is being introduced especially for the age care, healthcare and hairdressing industries to address this OH&S issue.
The wall mounted basin can have its height altered over a 350mm range in order to suit the needs of individual users. The durable basin package allows for frequent adjustments with minimal effort, and the bracket uses a counterbalanced method of adjustment, operated via a simple hand controlled lever.
“The shampoo basin has several advantages,” says Mr Tim Knowles, National Product Manager of Caredesign, a Division of Enware Australia.
“It provides a much more comfortable working environment, and eliminates the risk of back injury resulting from bending over for long periods of time.”
The shampoo basin is sold in a package that includes the counterbalanced basin bracket, a dedicated shampoo basin suitable for front and back washing, 65mm lever hot and cold wall mounted tapware, and trigger activated hand spray.
“Because the basin package contains all of the necessary elements, it is very convenient and easy to use,” says Mr Knowles.
“The ergonomic trigger activated shampoo spray comes with a 1500mm hose, and can be mounted on the basin with an optional wall mounted bracket,” says Mr Knowles.
“Using the lever control, the basin becomes practically weightless and can be vertically adjusted with minimal hand pressure. The lever control can provide hand support or function as a towel rail.”
Installation of the shampoo basin is simple, with detailed instructions, which recommend the height of both the basin bracket and the associated tapware.
Alternative adjustable height mounting brackets from Caredesign are also available for standard hand washing basins.