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We are going to transfer Keith again, but this time we are going to use a transfer board. They are sometimes called banana boards for the reason that it looks like a banana and it is really just a bridge that we use to put on from one side to another surface to aid transfer.

Some of these boards, the shape, some of them are just straight, so it is like a total bridge and some of them are S shape. You can get all sorts of things on the market, but they are all there to do the same thing as in to transfer from one surface to another.

So there is a few little things that the person who we are going to put on the board, they have to have upper body strength. These transfer boards are very popular with amputees or perhaps a person who has lost the use of their legs, but the person has to have upper body strength and they also have to have their mental capacity in order to stay safe. If you have got somebody who has dementia or severe learning disabilities, it could be deemed very unsafe. So, ideally, a thorough assessment before you put somebody on one of these boards.

Okay, so we are going to let Keith do this independently, but before we do, it has got a safe working load. So, the maximum weight that this board can hold is 130 kg, which is just over 20 stone. So we know that Keith is not that weight so it is safe for him to get on. So we can use it, so we are going to take him from one chair to another, so we could do it like that or we can use it like that. It just depends on where the chair is, yes?

So what we do is we want to use it like that and we are going to let Keith do this himself but I will instruct him. So first of all, Keith, I want you to shuffle forward in the chair. Okay. And then what I would like you to do is I would like you to just lean over to one side and lift one cheek off the chair, and we just want to place that underneath, alright? So automatically, we know where this second chair is going to have to be. So we are just going to bring that in a little bit nearer because it needs to be sort of quite sturdy on the chair.

We have to make sure that the surfaces that we use are sort of equal. There is no point in having one surface down here and the other surface up there. It might be nice going down, but it certainly would be very... And it would not be safe really. So, this is perfectly okay and also, I need to just watch where Keith's hands are because if he is tempted to put his hands underneath, he could break his fingers. So we need to make sure that he has got a flat palm, alright, to go across.

So what I want you to do Keith when you are ready, I want you to slide yourself across onto this chair, alright, so when you are ready. That is lovely. And then you can remove the... Just by lifting your hip up and there you go.

Okay, Keith, we are going to get you to transfer from one surface to another, but this time I am just going to give you a little bit of assistance, okay? So first of all, I would like you to shuffle yourself forward, okay. And what I would like you to do is just lift this hip up off the chair and we are just going to put the board just to anchor it under the hip and then we will bring in the chair.

Okay, so it is nice and sturdy on the opposing chair. So when you are ready, I am just going to come around. So, I still need you to have upper body strength, so you need to do the work and all I am going to do is just guide you, okay? I'm just going to guide you across. So when you are ready. There we go. Okay, so you are nice and safe there, and then just lift that hip and the board comes out.