The Soft Transfer Belt is a popular belt used for transferring patients.
Two Carers normally work together when using this product. If necessary, one Carer can work alone, which depends on the patient and Carer’s ability. If used in a care facility it may also depend on the facility’s manual handling policy.
About the Soft Transfer Belt
The belt is padded for comfort. The inside is a soft velour material. The outside is a nylon material, and comes in either a blue or black colour option.
There is an adjustable buckle fastening which adjusts easily to fit a variety of people. The adjustable buckle allows you to keep it in the middle of the person when fastened. It is suitable when the patient has a pendulous bust or if their body shape requires a narrower belt fastening.
The soft padded belt is slip resistant.
There are four comfortable padded handles.
Some other product options to consider are:
These belts may also be known as:
- Pelican Belts
- Johnny Belts
- Transfer Belts
Correct Buckle Fitting
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.
Item # 527 – Standard, Blue
Item # 527-BLACK – Standard, Black
Size 80cm to 168cm / 31.5″ to 66.4″ (Blue Handles). Width 18cm / 7″ tapering down at front.
Registered Design IP Right Number 201611471
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. Withdraw from use if any faults found and contact Pelican Manufacturing.
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 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 variety of sizes of people), while the Handi Lift Walk Belt comes in different sizes.