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The important principle is to load the spine vertically not in bend. The spine is weak and vulnerable if you try to bend it, but strong and durable if you only try to compress it. The key is to keep the

shoulder

hip

ankles

vertically in line, and to place your feet as close as possible to the weight you're lifting.


Look also at some more specific tips on lifting techniques and on how to plan lifting.


YES

  NO
Bend at the knees, keeping your back vertical.
Get help when you need it.
Get close to the load, before you try to lift it.

 


 Learn an understanding of the structure of the back, to help develop safe lifting habits and cater for new situations.

Look at some more specific tips on liting techniques.

Learn how to plan your lifting.


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