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Correct Lifting - Rescue Teams

2.10 Correct Lifting - Rescue Teams

Team lifting is carried out with the same individual techniques already described, but with team discipline and control. When the team is in position with respect to the load, the leader gives the preparatory order: 'Prepare to lift'.

Any rescuer not ready to lift must quickly shout: 'Stop' and the team leader will wait until all is in order before again giving the preparatory command. In the absence of any such reply, the team leader will give the executive order: 'Lift'.

On this command, all rescuers lift their portion of the load by the technique already described, slowly and in unison.

Once again, the lowering procedure should be a reversal of the lifting technique, with the team leader using the commands: 'Prepare to lower' and 'Lower'.