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Lifting Correctly To Ensure A Safe Removal

When you are moving house, there is the temptation to get involved with everything, and with it being such a large job, there is no reason why you shouldn’t, after all, you know the house better than any removals company that you may hire. So, with this in mind, it can be tempting to get involved with moving items, and with this comes the risk of damage whilst moving particularly heavy or large pieces of furniture. Whilst it may seem to be about grinning and bearing the strain, many will tell you that in fact this is not the case. You should be able to lift everything fairly easily, and without discomfort to a certain extent, as otherwise something is wrong. No one expects you to be able to move a piano down the stairs by yourself, it is a case of getting enough people in the right positions and with the correct tools to do the move without too much strain on any one member of the lifting team. In order for you to take part in such an excursive, you need to have a decent understanding of what it takes to get such things done properly as well as safely. For a start, you need to be prepared, and that means both mentally as well as with the right tools. Read up on safety guides to lifting heavy items, and be sure to remind yourself of them before you start the days work. The rules for lifting are simple to understand, but not always obvious, and do not only revolve around keeping a straight back and bending your knees! A few minutes spent checking up on these things could save you a lifetime of painful injury, so do it! You should also ensure that you have a pair of lifting gloves, which have grippy palms that will allow you to stay in a position for longer, ensuring that you don’t get uncomfortable whilst moving something, and end up dropping it. The tough gloves will also prevent against cuts, burns and splinters, which can be a real nuisance when you are trying to get things done.When lifting in a group it is important that you are extremely vocal about everything. You will no doubt understand that moving larger items will mean that your vision is sometimes impaired by the object, and this means that you will have to be told of things to look out for, and sometimes which direction to move in! Planning out the series of movements and rests that an object needs to go through in order to get it moved correctly will ensure that you are able to get it done safely, so spend a minute with the other lifters talking over how you will do things, rather than just going for it and hoping for the best! Whilst moving something, be extra aware of thing lying about, and try to get the pathway as clear as possible beforehand, to save accidents.Sometimes the best help with lifting comes in mechanical form, and a sack barrow will sometimes be worth two men in terms of how useful it can be in moving large and heavy items. You should ensure that your removals company have one to hand, or if you are moving yourself, that you borrow one from somewhere, as they can make a huge difference in the long run.

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