Safe and Sound While Moving: 5 Health and Safety Reasons to Hire Removalists for Your Move

Posted on: 25 April 2017

It is no secret that moving home is one of the most stressful events that a person can go through in their lifetime. With so many responsibilities to juggle, it would be a miracle if you weren't stressed out by the whole experience. Not only do you have to move a house full of heavy furniture, but you also have to ensure that it all gets to your new home in one piece.

However, if you hire a professional team to take on the bulk of the challenge, not only will your move be less stressful, but you, your loved ones, and your possessions will be safe from harm during the move.

If you plan to move home in the near future, consider hiring a team of removalists so that the following health and safety concerns don't become an issue.

Transporting A Heavy Load Can Be Dangerous

Unless you are experienced in transporting heavy loads over a long distance that includes hazards such as curves, heavy traffic zones, and unfamiliar geography, your move would be safer in the hands of a professional mover.

A study carried out by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) focused on determining the causes of accidents involving trucks. Of the 239 crashes in the study, which involved rolling vehicles, excess speed and misjudgement were two of the biggest factors that lead to accidents.

On moving day, with stress levels high, the transport of your possessions would be better off in the hands of a seasoned professional.

Your Back Will Be Under A Lot of Strain

Without experience and training, lifting heavy furniture and boxes can cause you an injury. Not only will an early back injury render you unavailable for the rest of your move, but you may well be out of action for 3-6 weeks, which is the average time it takes to recover from minor, lower back strains.

If you don't have the necessary help available, book a professional team of removalists to load and unload your furniture and possessions.

Trailing Wires Can Cause Falls

With the help of removalists you can avoid eventualities such as tripping accidents caused by trailing wires from electronics and appliances that were not safely packed.

Removalists know how to safely pack your things so that these accidents don't happen.

Fatigue Can be Hazardous On Hot Days

Moving on a hot summer day can wear you out to the point of exhaustion unless you are physically fit and used to lifting heavy loads. Even if you plan for the weather, the heat can sometimes take you by surprise.

Why put your health and the health of those you love at risk when you can hire a team of strong and prepared individuals to safely move your things?

Children Are In Danger Due To The Chaos Of Moving Day

Children too, are at risk of injury on moving day. During all the chaos that is so normal for a move, young toddlers and children may wander into heavy foot traffic zones. While moving a cumbersome piece of furniture that severely restricts your field of view, any wandering children in the area may unwittingly get in the way.

Unless you have arranged for your children to be elsewhere during the move, you would be wise to hire a team of removalists. While they move your things, you and your spouse or partner can ensure that your children are safely out of the way.

Moving day doesn't have to be one of the most stressful events of your life. If you invest in a team of removalists for your move, you can ensure the safety of you and your family, and not have to worry that your furniture might end up battered and scratched.