Chair Belt for Sliders – Front Fastening

Units of Measurement: Each

$60.00 AUD

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This belt helps prevent patients from sliding down chairs to the floor. The patient can move their legs freely, twist around and even try to stand up. The belt should still prevent them from sliding or standing.

To Fit

The main lap belt is fitted around the patient and the chair and buckles together at the back. The two padded leg straps are then positioned under the patient’s legs, passed through the waist loops, wrapped around the frame of the chair at the pelvic area and then buckled up by the thigh, in front of the patient. They can be adjusted to size.

The belt is long enough to use on lounge chairs. However, on narrower chairs it may be beneficial to wrap the surplus webbing around the frame to shorten the webbing. This helps secure the belt at the pelvic position on either side of the hips.

If ladies are wearing the belt, it is better for them to be wearing trousers rather than a dress. Patients should always be monitored when wearing any safety item. If the belt or leg straps appear to be putting pressure around the patient, or under the legs, the patient should be repositioned to relieve this pressure.

The Chair Belt for Sliders – Rear Fastening (sold separately) may be another option. This product has the leg straps buckle at the rear of the patient. This means the buckle can only be undone by Carers, and not by the patient.

General Public Restraint Authorisation Letter: If this product is purchased for use in a private home, we require authorisation from a suitable person. This is to ensure it will be used correctly and safely by the family and/or carers, and that using it will not be dangerous. Examples of a suitable person who is able to sign the letter are: Occupational Therapist; Physiotherapist; Clinical Nurse Manager; Registered Nurse; Doctor or another suitably qualified person. Click here to print the letter template, and please return a copy to us when ordering. Note: This letter is not required when we send restraints to aged care facilities or hospitals, because their staff are already trained in their safe use.

Note: We are unable to sell this product to the USA.

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Attach buckles and wash up to 80°C (176°F). Air or tumble dry on a cool setting, ensuring the drum is cool. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.

Restraints are a prescribed item. Care Facilities such as Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Aged Care Facilities etc., may order this item. For private sales to a family member, written authorisation is needed from a qualified therapist or medical doctor, approving the use of the correct Restraint for the patient’s current condition. Remember if the patient’s condition changes, then a different type of Restraint may be required. It is necessary to ensure the family are aware of the proper use of Restraints, as these can be dangerous if not used correctly.

General Manual Handling Warning: Manual Handling products are designed to assist carers to help patients. They will not make the carer stronger or fitter, but with correct training and use of the products, should make manual handling easier and safer for both staff and patients. When training, practise with an able-bodied colleague. If any procedure is not comfortable or is difficult and puts the carer or patient in a dangerous position, the participants should call out to stop the manoeuvre, recover and recommence. Never jeopardise your health by straining, twisting or being incorrectly positioned when manual handling. Always select the most appropriate equipment for the patient’s current condition and if in doubt, use mechanical equipment. Ask your Manual Handling adviser for individual guidance.

Correct Buckle Threading: Click here to view a video showing the correct way to thread a buckle onto the webbing. It is vital that the buckles on this product are correctly fitted. Contact us if you need to order a replacement buckle if one is broken.

What is the difference between the Front and Rear Fastening belt?

The Front Fastening has the leg buckles at the front within reach of the patient. The Rear Fastening has all buckles at the rear, out of reach of the patient. The Rear Fastening is more popular.

 

What is the length?

260cm / 102″ – Sufficient length to fit all types of chairs.