Moving and Handling Essay

883 Words Sep 20th, 2013 4 Pages
Unit 4222-232

1.1 Outline the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to the importance of correct moving and positioning of individuals.

The anatomy which is the physical structure of the body and the physiology which is the normal functions of the body help us to move our limbs. Muscles work like leavers and this allow the bones at a joint to work like hinges. When moving someone it is important to remember that the muscles can only move the joint as far as the bone will allow them.

When moving an individual you must take into account if they have any conditions that acquire special moving techniques. Here are a few examples;
Individuals with Parkinson’s may have limb rigidity which can affect their
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• Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (known as LOLER) has specific requirements relating to work equipment which is used for lifting and lowering people or loads. It requires an employer to ensure that lifting equipment is positioned or installed to prevent risk of injury and sufficiently strong, stable and suitable for purpose.

• Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (known as PUWER) ensures that the

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