You will need:
- empty sandbags
- sand - not soil
- a shovel
- plastic sheeting
- string - if you are transporting filled sandbags
- sturdy gloves and shoes
The Queensland SES has developed videos with helpful advice about filling and laying sandbags.
Filling, moving and placing sandbags can be physically demanding work. Take precautions before starting:
- use sturdy gloves and wear enclosed shoes, a hat and sunscreen.
- drink plenty of water
- bend your knees and be mindful of your safety when filling and carrying sandbags.