Manual Lifting Aids
There are many situations in which lifting the user can not be avoided. And in these situations, mechanical lifting should always be the first-hand choice as it provides a minimum of load on the caregiver as well as a safe and secure situation for the user.
Of course, there are also situations when we have to perform manual lifts, but this should only be done when there really are no other alternatives. When lifting manually, it is important never to lift more than is legally permitted and appropriate for the individual's ability. It is also important to use good working postures and techniques as well as safe, simple and functional aids.