SAFETY TIP : My Back

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SAFETY PRINCIPLES
Use these principles to avoid a lifetime of Back Pain!

Back pain
Wellness Healing Hand Move Physiotherapy Pain
  • Make sure you plan the lift Clear the path. Assess if the load is too heavy If the load is too heavy seek assistance.
  • Your feet should be shoulder width apart. Get a firm footing close to the load.
  • Be sure to lift smoothly using a suitable lifting technique, Avoid jerking or twisting.
  • A suitable firm grip should be maintained throughout the lift.
  • Carry the load close to your body, always move your feet when turning.
  • Keep your spine aligned with natural curves. Maintain the ‘S’ shaped curve in your back.

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