The Soft Transfer Belt – Wipeable is an easy to clean transfer belt and is therefore very popular in aged care facilities and hospitals.
This transfer belt is sometimes referred to as a Pelican Belt, Johnny Belt or simply Transfer Belt. They are used for transferring patients.
About the Soft Transfer Belt – Wipeable
This belt has four large padded vertical handles. It is normally used with two Carers working together, but if necessary, one Carer can work alone, depending on the patient.
This item is made with a wipeable material which can be easily wiped clean for better infection control. Note: There is still stitching in some areas.
This product is similar to:
- Soft Transfer Belt which is designed to be washed.
- Handi Lift Walk Belt which uses a Hook & Loop fastening. The Soft Transfer Belts use a buckle and is suitable when the patient has a pendulous bust or if their body shape requires a narrower belt fastening. This is easily adjusted for size to suit a variety of patients. The soft padded Belt is slip resistant.
Item # 5274 (Standard – Wipeable)
Size 80cm to 168cm / 31.5″ to 66.4″ (Lime Green Handles). Width 18cm / 7″.
Wipe clean with a hospital grade disinfectant or wash up to 80°C (176°F). Air dry in the shade, 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.
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.