Safety Vest Crossover

Units of Measurement: Each

$97.00 AUD

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The Safety Vest is made in two materials. The vented material is cooler but some patients may pick at the ventilation holes. The Polyester material does not have ventilation holes and is therefore a stronger material.


As the vest crosses over at the front, the large size can reduce down in size to be small. The patient’s weight to size ratio can vary a lot. They can be very tall but very thin around the chest and hips and another very short patient can have a very large chest and hips. Sometimes a small vest is used on a tall patient and the large vest on a short patient. It may be necessary to trial the two sizes on some patients.


Put the vest on the patient with the crossover at the front. Thread the webbing from one side through the loop on the other side of the vest. The webbing is then wrapped around the rear chair legs at the pelvic area, before fastening together and adjusting to size. The webbing is long enough for large chairs and to use in bed. On wheelchairs and smaller chairs, wrap the webbing around the pelvic area and take it across to the opposite side of the chair. The webbing should be tight enough to allow a flat hand to be placed between the webbing and the patient. If it is too loose, the patient could reposition themselves off the chair and into a dangerous position that could injure or kill them. A jumper or cardigan can be worn over the vest to look more discreet.

For Chair Use

Wrap the straps around the chair frame on both sides at the pelvic position. The straps are long enough for a large reclining chair or for use in a bed. When used on a wheelchair the surplus webbing can be wrapped around the rear of the chair to make it shorter. The buckle can be easily adjusted for size after fastening. If a patient tries to walk off, still attached to the chair, the straps could be wound around a hand rail or another permanent fixture. Another item which is an accessory to the Safety Vest is the Safety Vest Shoulder Strap (sold separately). This webbing belt is fitted around the back of the chair passing through the two loops sewn inside the Vest by the shoulder. This may help patients who bend forward and are unable to sit upright. Do not use the shoulder straps in bed.

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 # Size Material Colour Chest Size Patient Weight
481 Small Vented Maroon 82cm – 100cm / 32″ – 39″ 35kg – 90kg / 77lbs – 198lbs
483 Small Polyester Maroon 82cm – 100cm / 32″ – 39″ 35kg – 90kg / 77lbs – 198lbs
480 Large Vented Pale Blue 84cm – 120cm / 33″ – 47″ 50kg – 100kg / 110lbs – 220lbs
482 Large Polyester Pale Blue 84cm – 120cm / 33″ – 47″ 50kg – 100kg / 110lbs – 220lbs
482XL Extra Large Polyester Pale Blue 100cm – 160cm / 39″ – 63″ Up to 200kg / 440lbs

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. Do not iron. Do up buckles to reduce the chance of damage. Always inspect for tears or broken buckles after washing.

Only use a Safety Belt or Restraint if all other alternatives have been tried. Ensure Restraint Authorisation has been obtained. Restrained patients should be kept under observation, as their behaviour may alter and another Restraint may be more appropriate. Restraints are a prescribed item. The wrong Restraint or the correct Restraint incorrectly fitted can cause injury or death.

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.

Which material is stronger and why have two types?

Some people prefer a vented material, some people prefer a polyester material. The vented material is cooler but from testing we have done, it is not as strong as the polyester. Although it is not as strong, both types are suitable for the design of this item.