Memic (a safety management consultancy for east of the USA) are giving away hundreds of handling belts (commonly referred to as gait belts in the USA) along with training as a means of promoting safer patient handling.
I haven’t actually seen one in real life but the pictures from the web site look good. I’m not a fan of belts because of the reasons mentioned in Memics press release, but realise that they do have their place. These belts look quite nice, with good padding, a non slip lining and decent hand grips. I would love to see one so if Mr Memic (or their UK distributer) is reading this, then please send me a sample.