Risk Alerts

Keeping safe when using moveable carts

There are numerous areas within your ministry that present a variety of safety concerns, and the use of moveable television carts should be added to your list.

Whether it’s a nursery, Sunday school or an after-school program, most religious organizations have programs that involve children. Many of these programs utilize a television with a video cassette player or DVD player for entertainment and education purposes.

Simple steps help prevent accidents

If you have a television and other equipment on a moveable cart, there are some steps you need to take to help prevent accidents from occurring:

  • Always secure televisions and audiovisual equipment to moveable carts by using a strap or mounting brackets
  • Make sure the carts are rated for the size and weight of the equipment.
  • Flatscreen televisions require a custom bracket or a cart made specifically for these units as flatscreen televisions have a tendency to tip easily due to their higher center of gravity and smaller base footprint.
  • Don’t allow children to move the carts around without supervision.
  • Never allow children to play on television carts, even if the television is strapped down.


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