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The controversial lifts are worth mentioning, as they should only be used in absolute emergency, this means if someone is dying or in immediate danger.

Many examples of controversial lifts exist. These lifts can often result in harm to the patient or the carer, one example is the drag lift where by get a hold of someone under the arms and drag, this can result in damage to the shoulder joint and skin damage.
Another lift is by lifting a person by the legs and arms while bending down to lift, this contradicts basic manual handling principles of keeping a straight back while lifting heavy objects.