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Back Care & Lifting PDF Education Supplies

Posted by Kelly Huntley on

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.

To assist PDF Education Supplies have made this vinyl sticker to attach to items that require 2 people to lift. www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au

Tips for better back care:

    1. Have shelving, filing cabinets, and storage cupboards at suitable height to avoid stretching to reach them
    2. Where possible, kneel rather than bend down, to avoid neck and back problems
    3. 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
    4. Lift or move furniture using at least two people
    5. When lifting awkward loads, be careful to lift with a balanced and comfortable posture.

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