A Gait Belt is intended to be used to transfer a person from one position to another or from one location to another. For example, a gait belt could be used to move a person from a standing position to a wheelchair.
When using a Gait Belt to move someone remember these handy tips:
Belts with padded handles are easier to grip and increase security and control during transfer.
Use rocking and pulling motions rather than lifting when using a belt to help move someone.
Keep a layer of clothing between the person's skin and the belt to avoid abrasion.