When walking around or working out many people like to listen to music through headphones. This is a great way to listen to music without disturbing others and to have a more intimate music listening experience.
However, there is a time and a place where headphones are not a good idea, as they can lead to accident claims, and perhaps a radio in the corner would be a better way of listening to some music. One of these places is depots.
How could listening to music cause an accident at work?
It is not the listening to music that would cause the accident but the way you listen to the music. In depots there is often a lot going on and headphones have a tendency to block out all sounds from the outside world, or at least muffle them.
This could mean you may not hear someone coming up behind you carrying something heavy, or a vehicle reversing up an aisle. These reasons, and many more, are how injury claims occur and could easily be prevented simply by not wearing headphones.
What other accidents can occur whilst wearing headphones?
Other major accidents at work that could occur whilst wearing headphones, are slips, trips, and falls. You wouldn’t initially imagine it but when you are listening to music, especially a song you enjoy and really listen to you, often concentrate less at what you are doing or where you are going. so slips can happen much more easily.
So it is clear that headphones and depots certainly do not mix, as there are too many possible accidents and hazards in them. Instead have a stereo in the corner of the depot, for everyone to listen to, and you will prevent many accidents at work.
However, if you do have an accident at work which wasn’t your fault you may be able to make an injury claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to see if you could make a claim and just how much you could be eligible for.
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