Moving and Handling Guidance – Assisting with a Standing Transfer


A) Stand to the side and slightly behind the person B)



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A) Stand to the side and slightly behind the person

B) Take a long hold by placing your arm nearest the person across their back towards the opposite hip. Your arm should be in full contact with the person’s back.

Working from in front of the person

(This approach will is used when there is no access to the side of the person e.g. sitting onto a bed)


A) Stand to the side and slightly in front of the person

B) Take a long hold by placing your arm nearest the person across their front towards the opposite hip. Your arm should be in full contact with the person’s front.
Working from behind the person (cont/d)


C) Take a short hold on the top of the person’s pelvis. Applying slight pressure here can encouraged the person to bend at the hips

D) When the person starts to sit down, take a step back with your foot closest to the person, closely followed by your other foot.

Use the friction between the person and your arm to control the movement, allowing the person to slide downwards towards the chair









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