Moving house? Buying new furniture? Whatever your reason for lifting heavy objects, it is important that you consider the risks involved. At Kevin’s Vans, we want to ensure that you stay safe and get the right help when moving heavy objects.
The Risks Involved in Lifting Heavy Objects
Lifting heavy objects improperly or with out the right assistance can have significant effects on your body. Back pain is a huge problem created when lifting heavy objects. Back pain can cause a number of issues as it can last for prolonged periods of time. Backache can occur anywhere on your back, from your neck to your hips to down your spine, however, lower back pain is the most common. This pain can come from any number of sources from a slipped disc to a frozen shoulder. These issues can cause pain as well as numbness and tingling, which can interfere with everyday life. To ensure that you are not at risk of sustaining any form of back injury, it is important that you take the necessary precautions when lifting heavy objects.
It is incredibly important that you think before your lift and plan out what you are going to do. Before you lift the heavy object, you need to consider where it is that the object is being moved to? Are there any obstacles? Is there somewhere to rest half way? You may even need another person or some form of aid to ensure that the move takes place safely and smoothly. If you are moving large objects while moving house, you should consider contacting a man and a van. A man and a van can move your objects safely from A to B and will ensure that the objects are moved properly with the right skills and equipment. Furthermore, a man and a van will transport your belonging to their final destination and place them where they are required to ensure that you do not put yourself at risk of injury. Check out our last post to discover more ways a man and a van can help move your belongings.
Holding the Heavy Load
If you are moving heavier objects around your home, ensure that you do with care and consideration of your health. Keep the load close to your waist to reduce the pressure on your back and try your best not to bend your back when lifting heavy objects. If you lift with your legs (i.e. by squatting) you are far less likely to injure yourself.
A Man and a Van from Kevin’s Vans
Are you moving house? Moving furniture to storage? A man with a van from Kevin’s Vans can help you safely move your belongings to ensure that you do not injure yourself. Want to find out more? Get in touch to find out what we can do for you.