Handling the load with hands during lifting operations can be dangerous: use a push/pull pole allows maneuvering the load keeping away from the line of fire as well as avoiding pinch points.
Push/Pull pole main purposes are two: push (for load/dunnage orientation) and pull (for tag line/dunnage retrieval).
There are few push/pull pole models on sale but those are usually very expensive. Manufacturing one is simple and quick: a broom and a chisel hand guard are needed.
- Insert chisel hand guard on the top of broomstick
- Remove bristles from broom brush and bend it to one side making a hook
- Paint the tool as you like
Push/Pull pole for lifting operations ready to use.
See attached picture.