Moving & Handling

Moving & Handling

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Moving and Handling

A collection of moving and handling equipment hand selected by Opera to meet care provider’s requirements for aiding the transport of residents.

View the Opera range of Slings, Hoists, Slide Sheets, Transfer Aids and Evacuation equipment.

Evacuation Equipment

Care Homes, Nursing Homes and other organisations providing care for vulnerable residents are required to prepare for emergency situations to ensure that their residents can be safely evacuated if required. For residents with limited mobility, carers should be prepared with evacuation equipment such as an evacuation sheet, overlay or sledge.

Hoists and Transfer Aids

An essential part of providing care involves the safe handling, transferring and moving of people. In facilities such as care homes and similar providers, the safe handling of residents is a typical part of a daily routine and therefore it’s important to ensure your care providers are equipped with all the necessary equipment they need.

In this category you’ll find hoists and transfer aids that have been selected by Opera for use in Care Homes and the private homes of individuals.

Slide Sheets

Tubular Slide Sheets

The Opera® range of tubular slide sheets greatly reduce friction between the user and the surface they are on, enabling carers to transfer patients easily. The sizing of Opera® slide sheets has been carefully considered to suit a range of applications (e.g. the yellow tubular slide sheet is ideal for the transfer of seated residents).

Flat Slide Sheets

Flat slide sheets ensure the Opera® range meets all carer preferences. The sizing of the sheets addresses a number of applications: the yellow sheet is the same size as a single mattress for transfers within the bed; and the orange sheet is designed for plus size users. Flat slide sheets are often used in pairs.


Some individuals in care will require additional support in order to perform daily activities, activities that a fit and healthy person would have no problems with such as getting out of bed or in and out of a bath.

When this is the case, carers can use a hoist and patient sling to safely transfer residents in an easy and dignified manner.

Opera’s comprehensive range of patient handling slings have been carefully considered and collated to satisfy a range of moving and handling scenarios. The sling range can be used with several different hoists and lifting systems for several applications.

At the core of every sling in the Opera® range is maximum patient comfort and security alongside ease-of-use for carers and operators. The slings are designed with care facilities in mind and common quality issues with conventional slings have been addressed and improved upon. Specifiers and users of Opera® slings can be assured of thoughtful design, excellent quality and encompassing functionality.

Embroidered labels with laser-etched serial numbers

The Opera® range of patient handling slings are made with durable, embroidered specification labels. Sling details are stitched, and the serial number is laser-etched meaning the label is indelible and will not fade when washed. This ensures a sling will never fail a LOLER test as a result of a faded label.

Manufactured in the UK

The Opera® range of slings are manufactured in the UK ensuring high quality standards and trustworthy manufacturing methods.

Fast home delivery and installation

Next Day Courier Delivery

Next Day

Your goods will arrive on a pallet by courier service for you to assemble. The shipment will be dropped outside, as close to your property as possible. Next working day for all orders of stocked goods placed by 3pm on Monday to Friday.

FREE as standard

Standard Installation

5-10 Days

Your bed will be delivered and installed in your home within 5-10 working days of purchasing. A third party installation service will handle your delivery and inform you of a delivery date 2-3 days after ordering.

£95.00 with VAT Relief

Premium Named Day Installation

2-5 Days

Your bed will be delivered and installed in your home within 2-5 working days of purchasing. You will be given a delivery date when you order and will receive a call from the installation crew 1 hour before delivery.

£145.00 with VAT Relief

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