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