Picking up people is one of the more dangerous occupations in the world. People are awkward and do not come with built in handholds.
So, How do you know when you have entered that danger zone of “Picking people up?”
I offer this answer:
If the person can successfully transfer with just the aid of one arm, that is OK.
BUT if you need to use two hands to lift, you are likely over the limit of what is safe.
You then will really appreciate having a Transfer Lift to assist in that movement.