When a situation arises where a first aider is required to move a casualty, they must take into account correct manual handling techniques. Using incorrect or unsafe techniques could result in a debilitating injury to the first aider, which could require emergency treatment and limit their ability to assist the casualty.
As a first aider you need to take into account the risks involved in manual handling, to avoid an injury to yourself or others.
This basic risk assessment may preset a better alternative that helps protect the first aider and still allow them to treat the casualty.
If you are required to lift a person or object, ensure that you use correct manual handling techniques: