If you work in an office you may not think of the potential accidents that can occur or the work injuries that can be sustained. However, like all workplaces there are hazards and therefore there are certain guidelines and rules for general office safety.
What types of work accidents occur in an office?
There are a variety of potential work accidents that can occur within an office environment. One such common potential accident at work that can happen in an office is a slip, trip or fall. This can be over boxes left lying about, blocked entrances to slip hazards and tripping over.
Rules for general office safety
There are several guidelines you should follow in order to avoid an accident at work in an office. The rules for general office safety are mostly health and safety rules however they will greatly reduce the risk of a work injury.
To avoid an accident at work in the form of a slip, trip or fall ensure you don’t leave items on the floor. If you find either a spillage or boxes that have been left lying about, make sure this is reported to your line manager straight away to help prevent others sustaining a work injury.
Also, ensure that the equipment you use every day is fully working. If you are concerned that any of it is faulty, avoid using this and tell your IT department. A faulty computer could cause a nasty work accident if it is not fixed.
Other than this, the rules for general office safety are common sense such as don’t walk down stairs holding hot drinks, always look where you are going and lift items the correct way. If you aren’t sure of the correct way, then ask your manager or health and safety representative for manual handling training in order to avoid any work injuries.
If you have had an accident at work that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline offers an expert team of lawyers that can analyse your case, providing the incident occurred within the last 3 years, and inform you whether you have a legitimate claim for compensation.
With over 10 years’ worth of experience, we can help make the claims process as hassle-free as possible with many not even having to step a foot inside a court room to receive their claim. For any more questions about accidents at work or if you have a claim, give one of our friendly advisors a call on our freephone 24-hour helpline 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown