The Handi safety belt is intended to provide the user with partial or full support during movement. It is available in two versions: open and closed. The open strap is ideal for uses such as moving a person's legs in bed or positioning a person further up the bed (in combination with the Handi-slide). The closed strap is ideal for use in walking. The strap, which passes around the user's waist, is fitted with handles. This enables the caregiver to better assist the user and to catch any collapse in an ergonomically responsible manner.