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Published on Jan 8, 2015
PLAD's main mission is to eliminate the possibility of back injuries from performing non-emergent lift assists. By creating a portable lift assist device that is light weight and extremely portable, countless other benefits were also created in the process. In the case of firefighters, multiple teams of two no longer are required to assist in a lift where the individual weights over a certain amount. A team of two can easily deploy the PLAD and safely lift an extremely heavy individual without compromising themselves thus freeing up additional resources, which otherwise would be needed for a team lift. Commonly, when performing lift assists, it can be time consuming just trying to figure out the approach to lift the individual. With the PLAD, that guess work is a non factor because the PLAD can be deployed within a couple of minutes, which greatly shortens the time the fallen individual is in a compromising position. http://www.pladinc.com