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    Bank holiday bloopers: Spring cleaning around the house

    Bank holiday bloopers: Spring cleaning around the house

    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.

    Slips, trips and falls

    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.

    Repetitive Strain Injury

    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.

    Chemical burns

    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.

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    Date Published: May 1, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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