Frequently Asked Questions

Manual Handling

What is the weight limit for the HoverMatt Air Transfer System?

The HoverMatt has been tested to 544kg. HoverMatts are available in four different widths to accommodate patient girth, 28”, 34”, 39” and 50”.

What is the recommended maintenance for the air supply?

The air supply can be wiped down between patient uses with a neutral detergent. If any damage is found which may prevent the air supply from functioning it should be returned to Statina Healthcare Australia for assessment.

I was told that the HoverMatt can be used anywhere. Are they snaps safe in an MRI environment?

The snaps on the entry end of the mattress and on the end of the hose are not magnetic. They are nickel-plated brass and not chrome-plated steel. If you wish to use the HoverMatt in the MRI environment, an 8m non-metal hose MUST be used so that the air supply can be kept outside of the room.

Is the HoverMatt Air Transfer System TGA approved?

Yes. ARTG # 138471 – HoverMatt
ARTG # 192155 – HT Air Supply 2300
ARTG # 195742 – HT Wedge
ARTG # 195743 – HoverMatt SPU

How long can you leave a patient on a HoverMatt?

A HoverMatt can be left underneath a patient for their entire hospital stay. Pressure studies are available to support this.

Can you clean/launder a HoverMatt?

The reusable HoverMatt can be machine laundered. The regular Heat-Sealed HoverMatt (model numbers ending in “HS”) can also be machine dried.

  • The Single-Patient Use HoverMatt (model numbers ending in “SPU”) cannot be laundered and must be discarded upon patient discharge or if the unit becomes heavily soiled
  • All HoverMatt models can be wiped down with the same cleaning products used to disinfect medical equipment

Is the HoverMatt Air Transfer System latex free?


Can the HoverJack be over-inflated and cause it to burst?

No, not if you are using an approved HoverTech Air Supply. The HoverJack has been tested under conditions that would “over-inflate” using this air supply.

If you open the red-capped valves, does the HoverJack deflate very quickly, causing it to be unstable and the patient to fall?

Yes, it will deflate very quickly if you open the red-capped valves all at one time. However, opening the red-capped valves one at a time, beginning at the top, permits the HoverJack to deflate rather slowly, but steadily. The HoverJack remains stable when deflated properly.

If we want the HoverJack to lift the patient a moderate amount, do all of the chambers have to be inflated for it to be stable?

No. The HoverJack is made to be stable regardless of how many chambers are inflated. However, the chambers MUST be inflated consecutively from the floor up. For example, if you only want to inflate 3 chambers, you must inflate chambers 1, 2 & 3.

Will the HoverJack lift a very heavy patient?

Yes. The HoverJack has a weight limit of 544kg. When lifting a heavy patient, extra caution must be taken to centre him or her properly on the HoverJack.


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