|Disaster Rescue - Australian Emergency Manual (Natural Disaster Organization, 183 p.)|
|CHAPTER TWO - SAFETY IN TRAINING AND OPERATIONS|
|Correct Lifting Techniques|
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:
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.