Make sure you are at least 18 years old and have the sofa owner’s permission. When bringing your sofa to one of our locations, please don't endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws.
Don’t try to move your sofa on your own - get others to assist you, and make sure you are all physically fit and able to do so. Have a clear plan of how you will move it, bend from the knees to lift, don’t twist, keep your back straight and the sofa as close to your body as possible.
Take care when moving across streets and roads. It may be better to use a van or car of a suitable size (not like Dec's), but remember, road traffic laws still apply. Whatever you decide, your sofa should be secure, protected from the weather, and should not obstruct the driver’s view.
Our locations will be outdoors and could be muddy, slippery, wet or cold, so please take care when moving and positioning your sofa. You may have to place your sofa on the ground, so bring something to protect it if you don’t want it damaged.
Don't forget, once we have finished, you will need to take your sofa with you! We won't be able to take it back for you or throw it away.
You must be aged at least 18 years old and bring a sofa with you (which we are defining as a long seat with a back or any other seating furniture that we reasonably consider to be a “sofa” at our sole discretion but which in all instances must be able to seat 2 (two) or more people side by side).
You must either own the sofa which you bring to one of our locations or have the permission of the owner of the sofa to bring it to one of our locations.
Only one person per household or group with a sofa shall be entitled to be registered to take part in Sofawatch.
Other eligibility requirements and terms apply, visit ITV.com/terms for more details.
HEALTH AND SAFETY OBLIGATIONS:
When bringing a sofa to one of our locations do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws.
Anyone lifting, pulling, pushing or handling a sofa should be physically fit and able to do so.
Do not try to lift a Sofa on your own and that you do so with other people to assist you.
When handling a sofa, make sure you are bending from the knees to lift.
Carry the sofa as close to your body as possible, keeping a straight back.
Avoid twisting your back and keep your movements small when lifting your sofa.
Don’t lift the sofa above your shoulder height.
Check your route from where your sofa lives to your car or the location, and ensure you have a clear plan on how you and your group will manoeuvre the sofa without injuring anyone, and without damaging doorways, corridors, breakable items etc.
Make sure you are wearing sensible footwear and clothing when lifting and carrying your sofa.
You should try to transport your sofa in a van or similar vehicle. If you need to put it into a smaller car, then make sure it is secured properly and does not obstruct the view of the driver.
The sofa should be secured so that it won’t move when the vehicle brakes, or accelerates, and should not extend beyond the width, height or length of the vehicle.
Make sure the vehicle you use to bring the sofa can carry the weight of it.
If you don’t want to ruin your sofa, then we advise you to cover it with something weather proof, like a tarpaulin - we are not responsible for any damage to your sofa!
Please be aware that road traffic laws still apply, so please ensure the driver transporting the sofa has a full valid license, is not driving under the influence of alcohol or any substances, and is capable of driving.
If your group are carrying the sofa all the way to our secret location, please make sure that you take care when walking in public areas, and when crossing streets and roads.
You should also be aware the location(s) where we are hosting Sofawatch may be muddy, slippery, wet or cold. Your sofa may have to be placed on the ground, so bring something to protect it from the weather if you don’t want your sofa damaged.