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Guidance to the mattress and related devices’ General Requirements standard: BS EN ISO 20342-1:2022
Guidance to the mattress and related devices’ General Requirements standard: BS EN ISO 20342-1:2022

Written by experts from the BHTA Beds and Support Surfaces and Pressure Care and Seating Sections. Overview The ISO 20342 series of standards covers various aspects of ...

Did you know you have a choice when self-funding independent living equipment?
Did you know you have a choice when self-funding independent living equipment?

With funding in the NHS and hospital discharges creating pressure on health and care services on a daily basis, it is possible to find equipment ...

Is your defibrillator ready to rescue?
Is your defibrillator ready to rescue?

Written by experts from the BHTA First Aid Medical Equipment (FAME) Section. View and download this guidance as a PDF here. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are vital ...

Six things to consider when buying a second-hand stairlift
Six things to consider when buying a second-hand stairlift

Written by experts from the BHTA Stairlifts and Access Section. View and download this guidance as a PDF here. When looking to buy a reconditioned or second-hand ...

New standards for testing mattresses and related products: An introduction
New standards for testing mattresses and related products: An introduction

Written by experts from the BHTA Beds and Support Surfaces and Pressure Care and Seating Sections. A series of International Standards is being published encompassing the ...

A guide on personal issue first aid kits
A guide on personal issue first aid kits

Who needs a personal issue first aid kit? Personal issue kits should be issued to individual first aiders and other employees where appropriate to their role, ...