A bank holiday weekend can be the perfect time to finally start clearing out the clutter in the garage and giving your home that extra sparkle, however sometimes things can go awry. As a law firm with over 13 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline have developed an extensive knowledge when it comes to accidents and in this case we look at the accidents that can occur when spring cleaning.
Slipping, tripping or falling can occur at any place or any time and can cause some nasty injuries including sprains and fractures. A slip, trip or fall are some of the most commonly reported accidents when cleaning around the home. It is important to reduce the chances of slips, trips and falls in your home when spring cleaning. Make sure that all floors and surfaces have been thoroughly dried before use and you wear correct footwear with adequate grip.
As stated, the bank holiday weekend can be the perfect time to clear out the clutter that’s been building in your garage or store room. Constantly lifting heavy loads can place a lot of strain on the muscles and could even lead to a repetitive strain injury. Observe proper lifting technique by keeping your back straight and lifting with your legs. Remember to take a short break in order to give your muscles a rest and avoid an RSI or a back, neck our shoulder injury.
Some people may make use of high-strength cleaning products in order to make their home sparkle. However, many high-strength cleaning productive contain strong chemicals and have corrosive properties. When using these chemicals, use only in well-ventilated areas and wear protective gloves. You can also avoid the use of these chemicals by using ordinary white vinegar on many tough stains around the house as a cheap, effective and safe cleaner.
Thank you for reading Accident Advice Helpline’s quick guide to some of the accidents that can befall people when spring cleaning. You can look forward to more hints and tips on our blog including how to avoid accidents at work, slipping, tripping or falling or even claiming compensation for an accident that occurred on holiday.
Date Published: May 1, 2014
Author: Accident Advice