Mangar ELK Lifting Cushion
Mangar ELK Lifting Cushion

Mangar ELK Lifting Cushion

Brand/Manufacturer: MANGAR USA

Mangar ELK Emergency Lifting Cushion is a compact, battery powered lifting cushion that will lift a fallen person. It is simple and safe, as well as minimize the risk of musculoskeletal injuries to the paramedic or caregiver. Elk lifting cushion is operated by low air pressure using the Airflo Plus power source and can then be inflated at the touch of a button whilst supporting the individual from behind to bring them to a raised seated position ready to stand.

ELK Emergency Lifting Cushion by Mangar:

  • Inflatable
  • Simple to use 
  • Protect staff 
  • Reduce costs 
  • Applicable for any age 
  • Maintain patient dignity
  • Reduce 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

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Features Of Mangar ELK Lifting Cushion

Easy to use:

  • 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:

  • 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 Lifting Cushions

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

Who uses Mangar Lifting Cushion?

  • ELK have 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, 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

How To Use ELK 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’s 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.

Specifications Of Mangar ELK Cushion



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 Height22"
Minimum HeightFlat
Cushion Weight8 lbs
Compressor Weight13 lbs

Customer Reviews

Questions & Answers

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Would it be very difficult to position the unit under a sitting person?
Walter - 12/9/2014 7:23:16 PM
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The Mangar ELK Emergency Lifting Cushion is simple to use. Please watch the video for more information.
Customer Care - 12/10/2014 4:54:32 AM
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Can this lift also be used in a bathtub?
Susan - 8/4/2014 3:29:05 PM
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It is not recommended to use this lift in the bathtub. However, it can be used in restricted spaces such as bedrooms, bathrooms and doorways.
Customer Care - 8/6/2014 12:22:34 AM
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