Working at low levels in children’s services: A health and safety solution

How to reduce the risk of injury to children’s services workers from crouching, kneeling or using children’s furniture.

Last updated

Feb 2010

Reading level

medium

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PDF, 412.58 kB

Document Length

2 pages

What it contains

In early childhood education, workers often have to work at low levels to engage with children. You may need to be at floor level, crouch, kneel or sit on children’s furniture. But this can lead to injuries like sprains, strains, fractures and soft tissue injuries.

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