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close this folderCHAPTER TWO - SAFETY IN TRAINING AND OPERATIONS
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2.8 Correct Lifting Techniques

At all levels of rescue training and operations, the rescuers muscle-power will be the primary power-source used.

Rescuers will be required to lift, haul or push loads, and must be trained to handle these tasks properly and safely.

There is a serious risk of spinal or abdominal muscle injury due to incorrect lifting, and the following paragraphs present correct lifting techniques.