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General Health and Safety of Products
None of our products are suitable for children. Items may contain small parts which pose a choking risk – do
not put near your face! Items may also have sharp edges so take precautions.

Manual Lifting

When lifting anything of weight please follow the following 7 basic principles below to ensure proper manual
handling technique.

  1. Plan your lift
    Ensure the object is light enough to lift, steady, and unlikely to shift or move.
    Remove obstructions- ensure your route is clear and there is space to lower the load wherever you
    are planning on moving it to. For long lifts, think about resting the load midway on a table / bench to
    change your grip.
    Do you need more than one person?
    Is there equipment that could be used to aid the lift?
  2. Position your feet
    Keep your feet apart, giving a balanced and stable base for lifting. Standing with your feet apart gives
    you a firm base to start your manual handling activity. Your leading leg should be as far forward as is
    comfortable and, if possible, pointing in the direction you intend to go.
  3. Ensure a good posture
    Be prepared to move your feet during the lift to maintain a stable posture.
    Ensure you are wearing suitable footware and wearing loose clothing.
    When lifting from a low level, bend your knees, ensure your back is kept straight maintaining its
    natural curve. A small bending of the back, hips and knees is preferable to either completely flexing
    the back or completely flexing the hips and knees (squatting). Do not bend the back any further whilst
    lifting the object- this can happen if the legs begin to straighten before lifting the object. Do not twist
    when you lift- especially whilst the back is bent. Hold your shoulders level and facing the same
    direction as the hips at all times.
  4. Maintain a firm grip
    Make sure to keep your arms within the boundary created by your legs. Whilst holding onto
    something, a hook grip is less strenuous than keeping your fingers straight. If you need to make an
    alteration to your grip as you proceed to lift the object, do this as effortlessly as possible.
  5. Lift smoothly
    Lift your chin as you commence the lift, ensuring control of your head. Look ahead, not down at the
    load, once it has been held securely.
  6. Keeping close to the load
    Where feasible, hug the load close to the body- this ought to aid you make a stronger and more solid
    lift than gripping the load tightly with the hands only. Grip the load close to your body for as long as
    possible, with the heaviest side of the load towards you. If you can’t get near to the load at first, slide
    it towards you before you attempt to lift it.
  7. Put it down, then adjust it
    If you have to place the load in a certain position, put it down first, then manoeuvre it into the desired


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