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close this folderCHAPTER TWO - SAFETY IN TRAINING AND OPERATIONS
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Aide-Memoire to Correct Lifting

2.11 Aide-Memoire to Correct Lifting

Rescuers must take every precaution to reduce the risk of personal injury and the possibility of such injury resulting in further harm to a casualty.

Correct lifting techniques can be summarised as:

(a) The proper placement of the feet.

(b) Adoption of correct body position:

back straight;
head erect; and
arms close to body.

(c) Gripping the load safely and firmly.

(d) Using the leg muscles to power the lift.

(e) Lifting smoothly and slowly.