Moving equipment in children’s services: A health and safety solution

Manage health and safety risks of moving furniture and equipment in early childhood education settings.
Last updated

Feb 2010

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2 pages

What it contains

Workers in early childhood education move a lot of large and heavy items, like outdoor play equipment, bookcases, evacuation cots and children’s furniture. These activities can put them at risk of sprains, strains, fractures and soft tissue injuries.

This health and safety solution looks at the main sources of injury risk when moving furniture and equipment, and provides practical solutions.