Lifting correctly

We need to make sure we always move correctly. We want to avoid hurting not only ourselves but also others. Keep close, bend down, back straight, chin up and lift the load. Make sure the load is secure at all times. Look at easier ways of moving a load, maybe breaking it down into smaller loads. Take care of steps or slopes and always follow your workplace rules.

Correct manual handling techniques are not difficult and common sense, and manual handling training is required in the workplace.