2. Proportionate care
Hardly a week goes by without at least one enquiry about hoisting and manual handling, specifically whether two carers are legally required.
The answer, for the avoidance of doubt, is no. What IS required is a careful risk assessment, to ascertain how any transfer may be safely accomplished. Most equipment has been designed to be used by a single person.
Matthew Box of independent OT service, Inclusion.Me has carried out a number of proportionate care reviews for social care providers, with a surprising number of positive outcomes, apart from the always-pressing requirement to save money.
You can download a discussion paper from moving and handling expert Michael Mandlestam here.