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How to handle frames

Handling guidance

Lift frames vertically, particularly if they are glazed. This not only makes them easier to manoeuvre but limits the risk that they will collapse from their own weight.

You should also carry frames from below as lifting from above will put excess strain on joints.

Always use enough people to safely lift the object – often two people are required with a third to assist with manoeuvering and setting the object down.

Do not lift from the top

Do not touch the canvas or glazing 

Support the object at pressure points

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