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Rachel Harness

Ideal for communal activities and play, the Rachel Harness is a more inclusive transfer/support aid
Rachel Harness
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Sizing - guide
Lift type - guide
Mobility FIM
Sling shape
Lift Type
Support Type
Attachment Type
Loop fixing spreader bar
User Physicality
Active alert and able to participate
Good head control
Good head trunk and hip control
Limited mobility
Not suitable for poor skin integrity issues
Weight Limit
Mobility FIM Measure
1 2 3 & 5
(Mobility FIM measure only - please see tab for further detail)
Available Material

Worn as a jacket the Rachel Harness is smart, fun, light weight and enables a child or adult to build their confidence when standing or sitting and can be worn all day.

The Rachel Harness was designed and released on to the Market in 2002 and was originally inspired by a little boy called Oliver who wanted to be included in play and floor tasks at school but needed the extra security that a hoist harness would allow. The Rachel harness was designed not to replace a sling but to provide a solution which would encourage natural patterns of movement, improve standing tolerance, be used in rehabilitation and reduce handling.

Studies have shown that developing motor ability in children with disabilities has a direct effect on their life span. The benefits of physical activity encouraged by the Rachel Harness can improve muscle strength, muscle function and aerobic capacity.

Research has supported the notion that strength is directly related to motor function; strengthening programs focusing on the lower extremities have been shown to improve functional abilities such as walking and have been used over recent years particularly in strength programs for those with Cerebral Palsy.

The Rachel Harness provides an additional layer of safety for those end-users who have are using a strength training program focusing on the lower extremities.

Disabled adults and children benefit from improved balance, motion control, joint movement, coordination and improves quality of life and feelings of well-being. This hugely popular hoist-able jacket has a quick clip-on, clip-off tape attachment allows the caregiver to quickly attach the user to the hoist if required, no need to worry about children who do not want to sit still long enough for a sling or harness to be applied. Manufactured in a high density open weave mesh, durable and can be used for bathing as drains freely and is quick drying.

Ideal for communal activities and play, the Rachel Harness is a more inclusive transfer/support aid specifically designed to give young end users independence, allow for physical rehabilitation and develops social skills. Perfect for schools, residential care and homecare.

Detachable tapes allow for hoisting to take place without impeding the end user's ability to play once transferred. Is also perfect for parents who are unable to lift their child themselves, promoting independent transfers.

Available in one material type:
Mesh - High density open weave mesh, durable, used for bathing as quick drying. SUITABLE FOR BATHING

Wash at 85°C
Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C)

Sizing - guide

Please Note: Measurements are given for guidance and only reflect the design stated. If you require a custom made sling or have any further questions regarding Silvalea sizing please contact for more help. Click Here

(Overbust Chest Circumference) 
(C7 to Base of Spine)
XXSmall 56 - 61cm 27 - 31cm
XSmall 67 - 72cm 29 - 33cm
Small 75 - 80cm 36 - 40cm
Medium 87 - 92cm 40 - 44cm
Large 101 - 108cm 50 - 54cm




Lift type - guide

Lift Type: KEY

Active – end user is active and can participate in transfer

Passive Lift – end user can maintain passivity or has limited mobility

Extensive – end user has limited body control and/or suffers from extreme extensions

Mobility FIM

Functional Independence Measure

The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scale assesses physical and cognitive disability. This scale focuses on the burden of care – that is, the level of disability indicating the burden of caring for them.


1. Transfers: bed/chair/wheelchair 
2. Transfers: toilet
3. Transfers: bathtub/shower
4. Transfers: car
5. Locomotion: walking/wheelchair 
6. Locomotion: stairs
Sling shape

Approximate visual representation of sling design.


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