Leve3 Dip K2

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| | | | Diagram 1 [pic] Diagram 2 [pic] The musculoskeletal system is made up of bones and joints which are held together by ligaments and tendons. Tendons and ligaments can be damaged by stretching and pulling, for example, when transferring a service user without the aid of a hoist. They enable the body to move and engage in physical activities. (See diagram 1 above).It also includes the spinal cord in (diagram 2) which is located in the back. The spinal cord contains all the nerves that enable the body to function. It is protected by the spinal columns which consist of bones known as…show more content…
When moving her, I make sure I have the correct equipment i.e. hoist and body sling which | | | |supports the limbs so that they are not hanging or dragging as she cannot weight bear. | | | |2.1 | |Describe how legislation and agreed ways of working affect working practices related to moving and positioning | | | |individuals | | | | | | | |The legislation that informs moving and handling in the workplace ; | |Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) – this gives guidelines that requires employers to make sure | |that equipment used is safe and suitable by having regular safety checks and maintenance in line with legislation. | | | |Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 - requires all employers to carry out risk assessments for all moving and handling | |procedure to reduce the risk of

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