The Relequip stretcher is a duo-fold design, allowing a normally bulky item to require minimum storage space when not in use. The stretcher folds both horizontally and vertically into the compact dimensions shown below. The frame, manufactured from aluminium, is both strong yet lightweight. The stretcher bed is produced from a tough PVA material that is resistant to fluid and is extremely easy to clean. Once locked open, the frame ensures the patient is kept clear of the ground. A stretcher is considered a basic item in any first aid room, and is listed as a desirable and essential item by the HSE.