Handi Lift Walk Belt for Ambulance Services
- Important Information
The Handi Lift Walk Belt for Ambulance Services was specifically developed for the ambulance services, and are sometimes referred to as Pelican Belts, Johnny Belts or Transfer Belts.
This popular belt is just one of many manual handling aids we supply for use when transferring patients. The belts two adjustable buckles at the front and four large padded vertical handles. The belts are normally used with two Carers working together, but if necessary, one Carer with training can work alone, depending on the patient.
Sometimes with a pendulous bust it may be better to use the Pelican Soft Transfer Belt, as this has a narrow belt and buckle and may be easier to fit around the waist.
Item # 516AS - Waist circumference from 38cm to 140cm, 15" to 55"
Wipe clean with a hospital grade disinfectant or 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.
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.
What's the difference between the Handi Lift Walk Belt, the Soft Transfer Belt and the Gait Belt?
The Gait Belt was the first walking & transferring belt we made many years ago. It has more or less been superseded by both the Handi Lift Walk Belt and the Soft Transfer Belt, which are much wider and more comfortable than the Gait Belt. The Soft Transfer Belt is entirely padded, whereas the other two are not (only the handles of the Handi Lift Walk Belt are padded). The Soft Transfer Belt also uses an adjustable buckle at the front (so it can be used for a varieity of sizes of people), while the Handi Lift Walk Belt comes in different sizes.