If you enjoy maintaining your car or you don’t want to spend money on servicing, one thing you may want to learn is how to change oil in a motor vehicle. If you are a driver you will no doubt know how to top up the oil without sustaining any injuries such as a slip, trip or fall. However, in order to keep the engine healthy it is good to change the oil completely once in a while.
To change the oil appears to be a simple job but if carried out wrong you could sustain a slip injury or cause someone else to have a slip, trip or fall.
How can a slip injury be caused by changing the oil incorrectly?
If the oil leaks out onto the ground and is not cleared up this can become very slippery and could not only cause someone to slip, trip or fall on it but could cause a car accident if a car drove over this.
How to safely change the oil without causing a slip, trip or fall injury
Firstly, ensure you are wearing the correct clothing; this should be something that covers the arms and legs and doesn’t matter if it gets dirty as you are likely to get oil on it. Once you are dressed appropriately reach under the car where the oil tank is, you should feel a small nipple, unscrew this and hold a tray underneath. As soon as the nipple is released the oil will come out so make sure the tray is already there to prevent a slip accident.
Once the oil has drained completely replace the nipple back on the tank and fill up the oil as normal. Make sure you dispose of the tray full of oil responsibly as any amount of oil spilt could potentially cause a slip, trip or fall.
Accident Advice Helpline
Unfortunately whilst working on cars, accidents can and do happen. If you have had an accident such as a slip, trip or fall within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such claims as slips, trip or falls.
To find out how much your slip injury claim could be worth speak to one of our Accident Advice Helpline advisers today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice