Safe Lifting Technique

- Stand close to the object with feet spread apart.

- Bend at the knees and hips and NOT at your back. 

- Hold the object close to your body, use your legs to lift.

- Point your feet at the surface that you want to set the object onto.

- Get as close to the surface as you can before putting down your object.

- Plan ahead - know your limits and ask for help when needed.