Storage Risks

Make sure heavy objects are not stored up high to prevent any injury due to these objects falling from the storage place, especially when trying to reach them.

Keep heavy objects stored lower to the ground and provide a step ladder (CERN Shop) for easy access to lighter objects that may be stored safely on top of a cupboard or shelf.

Always check that it is safe to handle heavy objects before doing so and remember the risks involved.

Beware when storing heavy objects within cupboards or on shelves as the shelves may not support the weight and may collapse without warning. It is advised that shelves be secured strongly to the wall and used to store light objects in order to prevent any injury. Damaged shelves must be fixed or replaced!