USING TETRAPODS AND TRIPODS The Coopers Tripod and

USING TETRAPODS AND TRIPODS The Coopers Tripod and
TETRAPODS AND TRIPODS
Model Nos:
7808C, 7810C, 7812C, 7782C
Maximum User Weight:
127kg (20st)
(Do not exceed this weight)
USING TETRAPODS AND TRIPODS
The Coopers Tripod and Tetrapod is intended for use by persons
with disabilities or difficulty in walking and stability but who are
capable of mobilising themselves. The Coopers Tripod and Tetrapod can be used indoors or conditionally outdoors
Please read all instructions before use.
WARRANTY
All Coopers products are warranted for 12 months from the date of
purchase against manufacturing or design defects.
The warranty is subject to the following conditions:
• It does not apply to wear and tear, inappropriate or incorrect use, or non-
observance of User Instructions.
• Defective set up by the user or third parties or negligent or careless
treatment.
• Use of unsuitable or unapproved spares or unauthorised alteration.
• The warranty does not extend to consequential costs resulting from fault clearance, loss of earnings or expenses
THIS IN NO WAY AFFECTS YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS.
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TETRAPODS AND TRIPODS
CORRECT ADJUSTMENTS
PLEASE NOTE: These are our recommendations but should be
checked with your physiotherapist.
When the stick is measured correctly the user should be able to
maintain an upright posture with the elbow slightly flexed. In this way,
body weight is taken through the stick by pushing down on the stick
when walking. If adjustable, your stick will have either a horseshoe or
spring-pin type adjustment as shown below.
Horseshoe Clip Adjustment
1. Remove the clip by grasping it between
thumb and forefinger and pulling out.
2. Slide the leg in or out to the ideal position.
3. Push the clip back firmly into the hole.
4. Check the clip is fully located before use.
FIG. 1
Spring Pin Adjustment
1. Press the two buttons in.
2. Push the leg as if to shorten.
3. Turn the leg slightly.
4. Extend the leg to the required position,
turn and re-locate buttons into the appropriate holes.
5. Check pins are fully located before
use.
FIG. 2
TETRAPODS AND TRIPODS
WALKING WITH THE STICK
Walk in a normal manner placing the stick on the ground at the same
time as the affected leg.
Remember the stick should normally be held in the hand opposite the
affected leg
CHAIRS
Getting Up:
The stick should be near the arm of the chair. Lean forward and with
the hands on the arm of the chair, push forward and stand up using
the stick for support.
Sitting Down:
When returning to the chair, turn round, feel the chair behind the legs,
place your hands on the chair arms, bend forward and lower yourself
gently into the chair. The stick can be held or rested nearby.
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TETRAPODS AND TRIPODS
GENERAL SAFETY
1 Use a chair with high seat and arms to help you sit and stand up with ease.
2 Remove obstacles such as loose rugs, draught excluders and worn floor coverings.
3 Ensure lighting in hallways and stairways is adequate.
4 Wear flat supportive shoes.
5 Avoid wet floors.
6 Beware of outdoor hazards including uneven surfaces, wet leaves and ice.
7 Do not store this product in temperatures below freezing.
8 Take special care if carrying a bag or similar package.
9 All equipment should be regularly inspected for any damage or signifcant signs of
wear.
Check for:
i. Bent or damaged tubes or cracks at the tube joints.
ii. Both buttons of the spring clips are present or horseshoe clips are not loose or worn.
iii. Elongated adjustment holes.
iv. Loose handles.
v. Smooth, worn or split ferrules (rubber tips).
vi. Replace where necessary.
vii. Regular cleaning with a mild disinfectant is recommended.
DO NOT use bleach or any solvents (such as lighter fluid).
LIFE EXPECTANCY
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We estimate a life expectancy of 2 years for this product, provided that:
• It is used in strict accordance with the intended use as set out in this document.
• All service and maintenance requirements are met.
The estimated life expectancy can be exceeded if the product is carefully used and
properly maintained. The life expectancy can also be considerably reduced by extreme
or incorrect usage.
The fact that we estimate a life expectancy for this product does not constitute an
additional warranty.
Sunrise Medical Limited
Thorns Road, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 2LD England
Tel + 44 (0) 845 605 6688 Fax + 44 (0) 845 605 6689
Conforms to
The Medical Device Directive 93/42/eec 1993
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