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Banquet team member

Some of the duties of a banquet team member may require some physical effort, such as having to carry and lift furniture and equipment. It is therefore advisable and appropriate that you follow certain recommendations to prevent a simple risk from becoming an injury.

1 Adopt a proper posture 2 Use the good working tools 3 Prevent falls 4 Mention defective equipment 5 Prevent burns
1

Adopt a proper posture

Readying the banquet hall

  • Work as often as possible with your back straight instead of hunched over, especially for more time consuming tasks.
  • When vacuuming before and after an event, move your legs instead of swinging your body back and forth or repeatedly outstretching your arms.
  • Ask if there is an extension hose.
  • Vacuuming the entire room or just one small spot can make all the difference. It’s okay to bend forward slightly, as long as you’re not forcing.
  • Bend your knees when picking something up.
  • Ask a coworker to help you transport and station heavy or sizable objects, such as chairs, tables, lecterns, moveable bars and counters, or any other piece of equipment or furniture.

2

Use the good working tools

Transporting heavy loads and containers

3

Prevent falls

Serving meals

4

Mention defective equipment

5

Prevent burns

Handling food warmers and other containers

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