One of the downsides and potential hazards of moving house or just getting things ready to go into storage is that at some point, it’s inevitable; you or someone in your household will have to lift something that’s either bulky, heavy or – alas – both. And with that activity comes a host of attendant risks to life and limb. You could damage your back. In fact, there’s a long list of potential injuries that could befall you and it’s vital you have the know-how with which to protect yourself. When you’re moving house, you can’t afford to be put out of action, incurring an injury with an aftermath that could bother you for a lifetime. So just equip yourself with the rules for heavy lifting and you’ll be fine. Here are our suggestions for keeping yourself safe while heaving heavy objects.