The Chair Belt is used as a positioning device to help someone in a chair.
About the Chair Belt
It is made in two sections sewn together: one part to go around the patient’s waist, and the other part to be fastened together behind the chair. The Belt will adjust to fit wheelchairs and lounge chairs. This Belt is easy to move with the patient from a lounge to a commode chair and can be used as a Gait Belt during the transfer.
As this Belt can be undone from the front, it is very easy to use. Depending upon the patient’s individual sitting position, the Belt can be worn around the pelvic area, below the waist. The two side straps should be wound around the back of the chair frame near to the pelvic area. Then buckle them together behind the chair. On small frame chairs it may be necessary to wind one or both straps around the legs of the chair. This is to get rid of some slack in the strap.
When used on a wheelchair with removable arms, make sure the straps are wrapped around the main chair frame. Do not wrap them around the removable sections.
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.
Item # 401
Size: Minimum length: 126cm / 50″, Maximum length: 250cm / 98″
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.
The belt should never be used ‘back to front’ with the buckle placed in the middle of the patient’s back. When used this way, the patient can slip down the chair and possibly die from asphyxiation.
Care facilities (e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) may order this item. Private sales (i.e. the general public) must submit a note from a therapist approving the use of this restraint. This is to ensure the family are aware of the proper use of restraints, which can be dangerous if not used correctly.
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 maximum length?
250cm / 98″ – this is sufficient length to fit all types of chairs.