## Test yourself: Can you avoid heavy lifting?

It is important to always focus on how you are lifting, and how much. There are lots of different technical aids, and you should use them as much as possible to take the strain off yourself. Take the test and learn more about yourself and your work routines.

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Before lifting anything heavy, you have to make sure you get a good grip with both hands and that you can lift while maintaining a correct working position.

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There are very clear rules on how much you are allowed to lift, and using the "close to the body" technical you are allowed to lift 50 kg. But this must be under ideal conditions, which will rarely be the case in the building and construction industry. The limit for lifting is more around halfway.

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There is a major risk when two of you lift things together as unpredicted things can happen. Therefore, two people can lift a maximum of 70%. E.g. if 1 person is allowed to lift 50 kg, 2 people can lift a total of 70 kg together.

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There are lots of different kinds of technical aids. Use the most suitable

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When you lift with one hand, your body is twisted incorrectly. Therefore, you should always try to lift with two hands.