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Lifting & Carrying

LIFTING & CARRYING

  • Stand close to the load and center yourself over it with your feet shoulder width apart;
  • Tighten your back, gluteal and abdominal muscles;
  • Bend your knees, keep your back straight and squat down to the floor;
  • Get a good grasp on the load with both hands;
  • Keeping the load close to your body use your leg muscles to stand up lifting the load off the floor while breathing out;
  • Your back should remain straight throughout lifting, do not twist your body when moving the load;
  • Placing the load happens in the converse order. Bend your knees, squad down and keep your back straight to place the load;
  • The wrong way of Lifting, Carrying or Placing a load can cause injury;
  • Unhandy, bulky or heavy objects should be lifted with help of another person;

 

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