Storing supplies and equipment in children's services: A health and safety solution


What it contains

This health and safety solution outlines how to prevent childcare workers being injured when moving supplies and equipment to storage areas. It explains:

  • how workers can be injured by tripping, falling, bending and twisting, and being hit by falling objects in crowded storage areas
  • how employers can prevent workers being injured by fixing shelving to floors, using lightweight stackable containers for storage and providing step ladders
  • ways to ensure workers complete tasks safely, including storing heavy items between knee and shoulder height and separating flammables from other objects

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