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

How to prevent childcare workers from being injured when moving supplies and equipment to storage areas.

Last updated

Jun 2017

Reading level

easy

File Type and Size

PDF, 235 kB

Document Length

3 pages

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