Moving house. Safety Precautions

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First of all, it is worth noting that better than a professional team of movers, moving house will not cope with anyone. And it’s not just the fact that they are physically prepared and have a wealth of experience. Specialized movers in Boston have all the necessary devices, equipment, and lifting equipment for rapid and quality cargo. If the decision to move yourself is already taken, then it is worth observing the rules of safety, which will protect you from possible unpleasant moments.

Preparing for a move

The first thing to remember: do not take on a knowingly impossible job, so as not to risk their strength and health. It is necessary to protect animals, children, and other bystanders who disturb the process, from the working space. Attention must be paid to equipment: make sure that there are no loose ends of clothes and shoes that can interfere with the work (sleeves, shoelaces). To avoid muscle stretching and joint damage it is recommended to use elastic bandages – elbow pads, and knee pads. You should also clean the intended path of travel from foreign objects and debris.

Packing your belongings

To quickly pack your belongings, it is better to ensure in advance that you have all the necessary devices and related materials (tape, containers, ties, tools). Then lay the items in the container with materials that do not weigh down the total weight of the future burden, and carefully check whether all the boxes are sealed tightly enough to avoid accidentally opening them as you move. It is worth considering that the container to be moved (container) should have projections or openings for easier carrying and should not be slippery.

The sequence of operations is not complicated. First, the packaging of small and loose materials is made, and the filled container should be placed in a remote place away from the workspace. Packing of large-sized cargo is made with the help of tie-down devices, sharp corners of the object should be laid with non-slip material (foam plastic, dense fabric). Tightening is made taking into account the equal distribution of load, under the straps laid pads to avoid friction and, consequently, damage to the object. Large items should be packed by two people.

Carrying the cargo

Important: The maximum permissible weight for women is 10 kg, for men no more than 50 kg.

As never before, it is necessary to be accurate and careful when carrying the load – do not be distracted by extraneous conversations, and even more so laugh, be focused, and be serious. Make certain the container you are carrying has no sharp ends or protruding items (nails, splinters) that could cause an accident. When carrying a load in twos by hand, you should stow it on the same shoulder. It is necessary to keep pace with the load and not to shift it as you move from one arm to the other. You need to lower it to the floor, and then take a more comfortable position. And also observe a few more useful recommendations:

  • Do not move under a weight lifted by someone else.
  • Do not lift a heavy object above your head.
  • Move smoothly, without thrusts or jerks
  • Lower the load on command, at the same time.

When working, use gloves with a rubberized work surface, this will help avoid unwanted friction and protect your hands. When carrying items on your back, a cloth pad is recommended to avoid injury. When working with the cart, make sure that the load is in a stable position, will not fall out with a slight jolt, and will not catch other objects.

Objects should not be above the sides of the cart and should not peek out, interfering with possible oncoming traffic or interfering with the loader’s movement. Large items are loaded first, followed by boxes of small items. The installation of bulky goods in the van is done by two people. Items weighing more than 80 kg must be loaded mechanically. Then make sure that the load is stable in the van and that the body of the vehicle is closed tightly in order to avoid unexpected situations when the road is uneven.

Unloading should be carried out slowly and carefully, in a top-down sequence, i.e. small items should be taken out first, followed by large items. Remove fragile and breakable items from boxes with care to protect yourself from accidental cuts and injuries.

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