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Students should be taught how to lift and carry equipment safely from an early age. They should learn how many people are needed to lift, carry and place specific items of equipment safely, how to carry items correctly and about the importance of remaining focused on the task, ie to avoid tripping, falling or colliding that may be caused by lack of concentration. Teaching correct lifting technique should be an important part of a PESSPA curriculum and can encompass health messages about lifelong back care. Learning should start in the early years and progress to Key Stage 4/5.