Back Care Policy - The centre will minimise the risk of back injury in child care staff and other staff members by applying principles of back care and correct lifting and carrying technique.
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Tips for better back care:
Have shelving, filing cabinets, and storage cupboards at suitable height to avoid stretching to reach them
Where possible, kneel rather than bend down, to avoid neck and back problems
Carry children only when necessary, in the correct way - with one arm under the child’s buttocks and your other arm supporting the child’s back. At the same time, hold the child facing you, as close to your body as possible, try to avoid carrying a child on your hip because this may strain your back
Lift or move furniture using at least two people
When lifting awkward loads, be careful to lift with a balanced and comfortable posture.
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