A construction site is a dire black spot for potential accident at work claims. There are so many potential work injuries just waiting to happen from falling debris to malfunctioning machinery. This is why there are strict health and safety rules and regulations on a construction site.
What is one of the most dangerous types of work injury hazards?
Most construction sites will have some type of electricity supply. Whether this is generator powered or a mains supply. However, when mixed with heavy rain which is common in this country it becomes a deadly accident at work hazard.
Why does heavy rain and electricity create a deadly mix?
When you add water to electricity the current can be deadly. When you mix heavy rain with direct electricity sources and live electrical wires it can easily become fatal. This is because the risk of electrocution and other such work injuries increase tenfold.
How to avoid a work injury when these two elements are involved?
When it starts to rain, if there are any live wires exposed or any risk that the rain could come into contact with the electrical supply then the electricity should be turned off where possible. This will mean the risk of electrocution will be decreased greatly.
As well as this all workers should wear rubber soles so that any electricity is discharged and all workers should avoid any potential areas where work injuries are more likely to occur at that time.
Accidents at work can and do still occur. If you have sustained an injury at work within the last three years that wasn’t your fault, speak to Accident Advice Helpline on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, to find out if you could make a claim.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice