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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Precautions bowling alley staff need to take

    Bowling is one of the most popular leisure activities in the world, but far too many accidents still occur at alleys everywhere. There are many precautions bowling alley staff can take to reduce the risk of accidents occurring. There are also steps those using alleys can take to ensure they don’t get hurt or injure other people whilst bowling.

    Staying safe whilst bowling

    Bowling alley staff should do everything in their power to promote safe bowling on site. This can include printing off lists about safety tips and put them up in various spots so visitors can’t help but see them. They can also check the alley in question after each game to ensure it remains safe to use. Staff should always ensure the right footwear is being used, and they should act as soon as they receive a complaint about safety or the lack of it.

    Customers are always advised to remain cautious when using bowling alleys and to not underestimate how dangerous alleys can be. Food and drink should not be taken to the approach. Slippy and sticky spots can cause serious injuries – if such a spot is noticed, staff should stop play and intervene immediately. Bowling shoes should be cleaned as soon as they are handed back to staff. Visitors can reduce the chances of accidents occurring by cleaning shoes every time they cross the foul line.

    Hazards bowling alley staff should be vigilant about

    Bowling alley personnel and customers can keep a lookout for tripping hazards. If balls or pins get stuck in bumpers, action should be taken right away. Visitors can report this immediately and staff should take action equally quickly. Staff and visitors should look out for any liquids that might be on the floor, and alley users should pick up the ball with both hands to reduce strain.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we can assist you if you have had an accident at the bowling alley and suspect your injuries resulted from someone else’s negligence or recklessness. We have vast experience when it comes to dealing with bowling alley-related claims and can work alongside you to collect as much vital evidence to support your claim as we need. You can contact us today by calling 0800 689 0500 on your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using a mobile. Call now if you have been hurt at the bowling alley and it wasn’t your fault.

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    Date Published: May 10, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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