LEEC's Tray Transfer Concept
LEEC's Tray Transfer Concept
Class Leading Design and Technology
- Elimiates body lifting.
- One person operation possible.
- Simplified design & cleaning.
- Ergonomic space saving desgin with contained work area.
- Wall, column or Island versions.
- Accepts LEEC's standard, semi-obese & obese trays.
The original concept was designed and installed at the Leicester Royal Infirmary in the early '50's with the intention of eliminating much of the effort involved with Body Transfer. This principle eliminated many of these shortcomings, at the same time allowing the tasks to be more efficiently performed by one person, in a much smaller area.
The central element of the LEEC concept is the Dual Purpose Body Storage Tray, which doubles as an autopsy table and also provides the means of storage. The tray transfer concept is optimised for forensic autopsy.
The body is placed on a clean body tray on entry to the facility, and then transferred to the refrigerated body storage. The body remains on the same tray throughout all procedures in the post mortem room, with transfer to and from the post mortem station affected simply and quickly using a stacking trolley. Provision can be even made, with a small docking unit at the point of entry, for dealing with RTA cases or Organ Retrieval, etc.
These special trays are designed to 'dock' with a variety of post mortem stations, which are chosen to make best use of the space available or any particular client requirements such as 'Wall' , 'Island', 'Column' or 'RORO' (Roll ON Roll Off) options.
An extensive choice of stations is available, ranging from 'Linear' or ' Over Bench' extract to fully integrated downdraft units. All stations allow some form of height adjustment, with more recent designs incorporating electrically powered systems, for ease of use.
The 'Station' concept allows the autopsy to be contained in one area, not only avoiding organ transfer and slip hazard but keeping the Pathologist and Technician in a controlled airflow zone.
LEEC offer a number of tray widths, but recommend the use of semi-obese trays (660mm) for Autopsy purposes, this provides a useful and effective Autopsy platform whilst providing useful and more spacious storage. Of course the trays fully integrate with the LEEC Body Racking System built into the Chill Cabinet, and when used with stub rollers, enable storage capacity of up to 5 tiers high.
The unique LEEC Body Handling System continues to offer a practical route to eliminate ardous physical effort, repeated body handling, the significant risk of infection, and hazardous practices within the mortuary.
The LEEC concept can be successfully applied to both New and Existing Buildings allowing creation of protected areas for complete segregation of post mortem facilities, resulting in significant space savings and reduced running costs.
The picture below shows LEEC's tray transfer concept using a post mortem extraction station (model PME), the LEEC tray transfer concept can be incorporate into many of LEEC product range. Please contact or sales team for further information.
The video below shows the LEEC tray transfer concept in use. This demonstration use LEEC's body storage cabinet, LEEC battery operated hydraulic stacking trolley and LEEC's powered pedestal, wall mounted linear dissecting bench.