Test yourself: Can you avoid heavy lifting?

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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.

When lifting something heavy, you have to
make sure you get a good grip with both hands
wear gloves
make sure there is nobody nearby
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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.

When you lift things with your arms close up against your body - under ideal conditions - you can lift
45 kg
50 kg
55 kg
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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.

Very heavy things that cannot be lifted using aids can be lifted by two people. This means that the total weight to be lifted
Rises by 30 %
Rises by 50 %
Falls by 30 %
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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.

Always use technical aids when lifting and transporting heavy materials. Such as
Cords
crane and hoist
colleagues
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There are lots of different kinds of technical aids. Use the most suitable

Even relatively light things can cause strain. This is true if you, for example:
Lift with just one hand
do not know what you are lifting
are too weak
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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.

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