When it comes to disposing of old kitchen equipment, there are certain steps you should take to prevent accidents at work and injuries at home. There are measures in place to keep people safe and to promote greener living. Sometimes, it’s possible to recycle electrical items.
Disposing of old kitchen equipment
If you’re disposing of old kitchen equipment, there are various options open to you.
When appliances still work, and you simply don’t want them any more because you’ve bought a newer version, you may be able to donate to charity. Some charities accept small electrical items which are in good working order.
In the case that the appliances are broken or damaged, visit your local waste or recycling site. Ask whether it’s possible to recycle the items you have. If recycling is not a viable option, ask about disposing of old kitchen equipment.
You will often find an area of the tip clearly marked for kitchen appliances and electrical items. If you’re unsure about disposing of old kitchen equipment, ask an assistant for advice.
Kitchen equipment safety
If you own or run a business, which involves using electrical kitchen appliances, it’s essential to make sure that your staff members are able to go about their daily jobs in safe setting.
All appliances should be safety tested and checked on a regular basis. If somebody gets injured at work as a result of using a defective product or an appliance which has not undergone the relevant testing procedures, they may wish to claim compensation.
When using appliances, don’t leave the kitchen. Even the smallest appliances can cause issues. Pay attention and try not to get distracted.
Compensation for work accidents
If you’ve had a work accident and you were not to blame, you may wish to consider making a claim for personal injury compensation. If the incident happened in the last three years, and you have evidence to support your side of the story, call Accident Advice Helpline.
We have an expert team of personal injury lawyers which will handle your work injury claim with professionalism and efficiency. We do all the legwork so you can focus on resting and recovering.
If you’d like to find out more about claiming no-win, no-fee* compensation, take our online 30-second eligibility test or call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our lines are open 24 hours a day.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice