Falling For the Job?
The most recent LCC accident reports include an incident in which a teacher broke an ankle after slipping off a child's stool while standing on it to put up display work. Painful enough, but you might think it's not that serious. However, after a similar incident in a Sheffield school, a teacher died when complications set in after breaking a leg. Apart from putting up display work not being part of a teacher's job anyway, it's important to make sure that if you do stand on something to reach things, you use equipment suitable for the job. If the equipment isn't available, leave it until it is.