Links on law for lifting.

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Can someone give me a link on the guide for carers, etc to lift a patient in and out of a wheelchair etc or not as there is a law now that they cannot lift the patient.
Many thanks.
Paid carers ?

Health and Safety Act 1974 ... provisions thereof :

https://worksmart.org.uk/health-advice/ ... y-work-act

( Some would say " 45 years worth of the b******* obvious ! " )

For once , there should NOT be a post code lottery in their interpretation.

Family / kinship carers ?

Are NOT covered by said Act ... more a case of trail and error / common sense ... for example , 8 stone carer , 16 stone caree.

There is guidance out there for family carers ... " How to do XYZ " ... a SEARCH of the Internet will reveal.

In addition . most gp surgeries ... just ask ... most are only too willing.

You Tube ... if you prefer videos , why not search for , say , wheelchair lifting ???

During my ten year stretch ... as a lone carer ... wheelchairs / lifting ... I probably broke every rule in the book but ... we coped without damage to my caree ... oh , mustn't forget ... me ... beyond my pride.

Fitting a V8 when pushing a caree in a wheelchair uphill would also come in handy ?
Thanks Chris for this, most helpful.
Your welcome.

Forgot to add ... caree in a wheelchair ... Veyron type carbon fibre brakes when going downhill ?

And ... no hitching a free lift on the back when doing so ... tempting as that may be !