Safe Lifting

162 Smith Street

Once you have booked your Darwin Removalists company, you will need to be careful while you are preparing for your move. If you need to get organised and can't leave something for the specialists remember safe lifting.

The key to avoiding painful back injuries is prevention. Lifting is the most common cause of fatigue and low back pain, at home or at work. Whenever you are lifting or carrying heavy objects, always remember to practice safe lifting techniques.

Before you lift

Identify the weight of the load - can you do it alone? Get help with heavy or awkward loads.
If the load is manageable, make sure you can lift the load without straining yourself.
Make sure the load is free to move.
Check that you have a clear pathway to the spot where you will put the load down. You could easily slip and fall on grease, oil, water or clutter.
Check that there is nothing blocking the spot where you intend to put the load.
Warm up your muscles with some gentle stretches.

As you lift

Stand close to the load, facing the direction you plan to move.
Keep your feet shoulder-width apart and flat on the floor for good balance. Put one foot slightly forward and keep your head up.
Make sure you have a good grip on the load. Get as close to the load as possible and try not to reach for it.
Keep your arms and back straight, with your feet and body pointing in the same direction.
Tighten your stomach muscles and tuck your chin into your chest. By tightening and tucking your pelvis, you'll help keep your back in alignment while you lift.
Lift by bending at the knees, not at the waist. Keep holding your back in alignment – let the strong muscles in your thighs do the actual "lifting."
As you lift, hold the load close to your body.
Lift smoothly, without jerking.
Never twist while lifting. Instead, move one foot at a time in the direction you want to go, then turn using your leg muscles.

Follow these same, safe techniques as you put your load down. It doesn't take any more time to lift safely than to lift unsafely, so why not play it safe and lift right?

Our Fleet

  • Volvo Tandem Drive 14 Tonne -Tray truck equipped with container locks and gates.
  • Isuzu 9 Tonne Curtain Sider - Gates and ramp ideal for local furniture removals and general freight.
  • Toyota Dyna 2 Tonne - Racks, tail gate loader with 400kg capacity, ideal for removalists.
  • Mazda "Luton Peak" Furniture Truck - Fully equipped for removals of all types of local Darwin removal requirements.