Working with young children can be physically taxing and dangerous work. It's important to ensure your staff receive training to keep themselves safe and to share in this responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
THINK ABOUT YOUR DAY
The number of times staff lift children:
> On/off change tables
> On/off the floor In/out of cots
> On/off the ground or playground equipment.
It goes without saying that creating an excellent learning environment is always at the forefront of your mind, but it is important to also note that the majority of the day for teaching staff is spent doing manual handling tasks.
It is essential that you comply with your legal responsibility, as per the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA).
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