When buying a vacuum cleaner, you must take into consideration that the handle is comfortable enough to the grip and conforms to the user’s hands whilst performing tasks. Preferably the vacuum should also be lightweight. Brush assisted technique assist reduce stress and makes hoovering easier. The vibrations of vacuums are a risk factor as it affects arms and wrists. Large wheels help cut down on vibrations. Work with your legs, not your arms. Try to support your upper body by positioning it upright and, where and whenever possible, try to locate both hands on the hose preferably at hip level. Be mindful of over-extending your reach. Keep the wand close to the body, as the further you move the wand from the body, the more likely your arms will fatigue. Alternate vacuuming between two hands. Shifting hands often helps aid in the resting of frequently used muscles and body parts without losing productivity time. Pay attention to vacuum settings. Consider self-propelled vacuums or those with increased manoeuvrability to reduce tension while moving the vacuum back and forth. Take into consideration the floor type, then try to adjust the vacuum cleaner to it. Ensure the vacuum is set at the proper height and correct speed control settings for the floor type.
Remember: A relaxed grip should be used when handling tools and equipment to reduce hand and wrist strain.