Wednesday, 22 August 2012

How To Lift Safely

When you embark on an office move, it is likely that you will have informed all your staff as to where to go and what to do. However for health and safety, it’s important to tell them how to effectively move their belongings too. As crate hire specialists, we know that your moving crates may be heavy to lift so here are some tips to make sure your move goes as safely as possible.

1. Check There is Enough Space Around You – have a quick look around the area where you are intending to move the reusable crate and make sure there are no hazards.

2. Ensure The Correct Footing – for the best balance, your feet should be shoulder-width apart with one foot next to the hire crate and the other behind it.

3. Bend The Knees – make sure you bend your knees and don’t stoop as this will help to prevent back damage.

4. Use Your Body Weight – make sure you use your body weight to start lifting the crate and then straighten your knees to push up.

5. Keep The Load Close To You – keep your arms and elbows close to your body and to change direction don’t twist your body, move your feet instead.

If a plastic crate is too heavy to move safely, at EasyCrate we have a number of moving aids available to hire including the handy sack barrow and the skate. To discuss your requirements or for further information, contact us.

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