- Always following instructions and adhering to any training you were provided with in
the use of machinery and safe working procedures
- Ensuring you are aware of and follow safe manual handling procedures
- Never working with equipment or operating machinery you are not trained to operate
- Always using the correct equipment for any given job
- Always wearing and using the correct, well-fitting personal protective clothing and equipment
- Never wearing jewellery or loose fitting clothing, including tops or jackets with loose, baggy sleeves, scarves and other items of clothing likely to get caught in moving parts of machinery, when operating machinery
- Never abusing or misusing equipment or machinery
- Behaving appropriately and in a manner that does not put yourself or others at risk of
sustaining injuries at work at all times
- Immediately reporting any defective or damaged equipment and machinery will also help to prevent work accidents
More ways of keeping your workplace risk free
In terms of slips, trips and falls, you can keep your workplace risk free by:
- Immediately mopping up spills
- Marking wet flooring, after cleaning or during periods of wet weather, clearly with
- Keeping corridors, pathways and stairways free of clutter
- Ensuring any leads you are using do not represent trip hazards, including computer leads and extension leads
Again, immediately reporting any potential slip, trip or fall hazards, such as loose or damaged flooring; spills you cannot deal with yourself; broken light bulbs in passages or stairways, will assist your employer in keeping your workplace risk free and prevent work-related injuries.
When your best efforts are not enough
Obviously, all your best efforts to keep your workplace risk free will only help to prevent workplace accidents if your employer and colleagues also do their best to prevent anyone being injured at work.
If they fail to do so and you subsequently sustain a work injury, you could be eligible to make a claim for work injury compensation.
Get free Accident Advice Helpline expert advice, confirm your eligibility to claim and enlist the help of our experienced, skilful in-house solicitors throughout your claim process by calling us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. Both lines, for calls from home or mobile phones respectively, are open 24 hours a day, obligation-free and completely confidential.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice