The nature of accidents at work varies significantly and sometimes cannot be predicted. That being said, when malfunctioning equipment is on site, it is important to remove the item in question to prevent occupational injuries. Yet, sometimes this is easier said than done. Just how do you dispose of a faulty microwave?
How should I dispose of a faulty microwave?
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) legislation is in place throughout the UK to aid those who wish to dispose of a faulty microwave or other electrical products.
If you do wish to dispose of a faulty microwave or other items from your work kitchen, it is important that you do not throw the item into general waste.
When you buy your new products, ask your retailer about their take back scheme to safely dispose of a faulty microwave. Otherwise, get in touch with your council who will offer a removal and disposal service of your electrical goods.
When you dispose of a faulty microwave correctly, you are helping the environment by reducing the amount of heavy metals in landfills, which are particularly harmful for the environment. Using available disposal schemes, these items can often by recycled.
Accidents at work due to faulty equipment
If you have suffered an injury at work due to unmaintained or faulty equipment, you may be able to claim compensation.
While you are at work, your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. This includes maintaining all work equipment to a standard fit for use, and replacing any malfunctioning or otherwise faulty items. When you suffer an injury caused by faulty equipment, it is likely that your employer has failed in their duty of care and can be held liable.
Of course, each and every workplace accident is unique. This is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. This gives us the opportunity to discuss the foundations of your claim and determine both where liability may lie and your eligibility to claim.
Getting in touch
For more information, speak with one of our specialist advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’s more, there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following the call.