Before jumping in and lifting something heavy, take some deep breaths, stretch the muscles you’ll be using and prepare. How you lift an item is a deciding factor on whether or not you sustain an injury so knowing how to correctly lift an item is important. Your body is your main tool for work, make sure you look after it.
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to correctly lift and carry items, what mechanical aids are and how to use them to support your work.
Whether you work in front of house, back of house or in the management team, understanding the risks of lifting and moving heavy objects is crucial to keeping yourself and your team safe.
Luke Croston is the Chef and Creator of Custom Food Solutions at Made Establishment. He focuses on developing methods to maintain restaurant quality products in large volumes.