Mangar ELK Lifting Cushion

Mangar ELK Lifting Cushion

Brand/Manufacturer: MANGAR USA

Mangar ELK Emergency Lifting Cushion is a small, battery-operated lifting cushion that can help a person who has fallen. The Mangar Elk Emergency Lift is simple and safe, and it reduces the paramedic's or caregiver's risk of musculoskeletal injuries. Low air pressure is used to operate the Elk lifting cushion, which is powered by the Airflo Plus power source. It may then be inflated at the stroke of a button, with someone supporting the person from behind to lift them to a standing posture.

Why to choose ELK Emergency Lifting Cushion?

  • Is inflatable
  • Maintains patient dignity
  • Simple to use
  • Applicable for any age
  • ELK protect staff
  • Reduces the risk of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use Airflo controlled
  • Portable weighs just 8lbs and folds up for easy carrying
  • Minimizing moving and handling risk protects carers backs
  • With the help of a carer, it can be used in the tightest of spaces


Item# MPCA070400

  • Total: $1709.99
    Total: $1664.99
Total: $1709.99
Total: $1664.99

Mangar Elk Inflatable Emergency Lifting Cushion Features

Easy to use Mangar Cushion:

  • Lifting cushion is inflated using an Airflo Compressor using a simple hand control
  • Simple to use, requiring very little training
  • Suitable for use inside or out
  • Can be used by one carer

Safe lifting:

  • Lifts the frailest person up to 70 stone / 450 kg from the floor
  • Exceptionally rigid and stable
  • Ideal for carers of individuals with neurological disorders who fall regularly

Simple to maintain Lifting Cushion:

  • Can be cleaned using a proprietary nonabrasive mild liquid cleaner.
  • Easy to deflate, fold away and store
  • Does not need a LOLER certificate

Improves wellbeing:

  • Provides a safe, dignified lift for a fallen person
  • Reduces the risk of musculoskeletal injury for the carer
  • Can be used in confined spaces where traditional lifting equipment may not fit

Key Benefits Of ELK Lifting Cushion

Reduced risk of musculoskeletal injuries to staff and the associated costs including:

  • Agency staff to cover absenteeism
  • Recruitment costs through staff loss
  • Compensation claims

Reduced disruption when a resident falls:

  • Quick access to outside areas and confined spaces such as toilets, bedrooms, and hallways
  • A dignified lift reduces upset to the fallen person and other residents
  • Residents with dementia or a cognitive impairment remain calmer when lifted with a lifting cushion than with other manual handling devices.

Improved productivity:

  • Staff who pick up a musculoskeletal injury lifting residents can become resistant to further manual handling task
  • The lifting cushions reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury
  • Uninjured fallen residents can be lifted without the need to wait for an ambulance. This frees staff up to continue with their duties, rather than spend time sitting with the resident who has fallen
  • Residents who are uninjured could wait up to seven hours for an ambulance
  • Also Available (Separately):
    - Mangar AirFlo 24 Air Compressor
  • User Instructions

How To Use ELK Mangar Lifting Cushion?


  • The lifting cushions can be used once you have established the fallen resident is uninjured but needs help to return to their feet. Please follow your organisation's manual handling guidelines when lifting a fallen person.


  • From the recovery position, the ELK is folded under itself and positioned parallel with the person belt line. The person is then rolled onto their back and the ELK is unfolded so that it is lying flat underneath them. If the person is able to sit, the ELK is folded under itself and the patient asked to lean to one side while the cushion is positioned under them. They then lean in the other direction and the ELK is unfolded, ready for inflating.
  • On the ELK, the person is encouraged to sit up and can be assisted using recognised moving and handling techniques if required. The person needs to be sitting centrally on the ELK, as close to the back as possible. Once the person is in the seated position, and with arms folded, the carer gives support from behind for the duration of the lift.


  • Simple to set up, lifting cushions inflate at the touch of a button, using an Airflo Plus compressor. The four coloured and numbered airlines are simply connected to each section of the lifting cushion.
  • The handset is operated by pressing and holding numbered buttons in sequence. The Airflo will stop automatically once each section is fully inflated.
  • Three sections will usually be sufficient to enable transfer but a taller person may need all four.


  • The resident can be helped to a stand or side transferred to a chair once the lift is completed.
  • When using lifting cushions always follow your organisation's manual handling guidelines.

What to buy with Mangar ELK Cushion

Who can use Mangar ELK Lifting Cushion?

  • ELK emergency lift has been used in a range of settings, such as care homes, housing associations, hospitals, telecare response teams, emergency services and in the community.
  • Mangar lifting cushions reduce the risk of injury to healthcare professionals including care assistants, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and paramedics.
  • Controlled, the safe and dignified lift provided by the lifting cushion means it is particularly useful for lifting fallen people in the following environments:
    • Elderly Care
    • EMI nursing and care homes
    • Rehabilitation facilities
    • Dementia Care
    • Bariatric Care
    • Ambulance and first response services
    • In the home

Mangar ELK Lifting Cushion Specifications



Inflated Height


Inflated Width


Inflated Depth


Maximum air pressure


Maximum User Weight

980lbs (70 stone)

Deflated folded size

24.5" x 10" x 4.5"

Maximum Height 22"
Minimum Height Flat
Cushion Weight 8 lbs
Compressor Weight 13 lbs

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