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Occasionally, we may have to bring somebody else in to help us to move a load, especially if it is heavy or it is an awkward shape. Today, we have to choose to pick up a chair and in realistic terms, we probably would not need Keith to help, but this is just for demonstration purposes.

So, we would be looking at whether the object actually distributes its weight from one side to another or whether we can actually lift it together. When we are working as a team, we have to communicate with each other. Our communication would be who's in charge of this lift. So the person who is in charge would be doing the ready, steady, lift. We would be discussing where are we going to take this object and what is the environment like where we are taking it. Is there a free passage? Is there anything in the way? So before we even lift the object, we would be sorting out the environment to make sure that it's safe to move the object through. Okay, Keith, so are we ready for this? Would you like me to be in charge?

And what we are going to do is we are going to just lift the chair and then we are going to put it back down again, okay? So there are different ways of lifting this I suppose because the chair has got handles. We could actually lift with the handles or equally, we could come down and we could lift from underneath. 

From underneath. Okay. So we are going to put the basic principles of lifting into practice. We want to get quite close to the load, widen our base of support. We want to bend our knees and then lift. Ready, steady, lift. Okay, are we ready to put this thing down?

Okay. Ready, steady, down. Keeping spine in line and bending knees at the same time.