You would have thought that working in an office would be pretty safe and free from accidents. However, just like any other workplace, offices can be the root of many different accidents especially slips, trips and falls. This is how to avoid them.
Keep organised and tidy to prevent slip, trip and fall injuries
If you are not naturally a tidy person, then make it your mission to be tidy at the office at least. If you leave boxes or files on the floor then someone, or even you, may end up getting a slip, trip or fall injury. This is an easy step to prevent slips, trips and falls claims in the office, and will also be beneficial to your work.
Look where you are going
This seems like a pretty obvious one but at work many people are often concentrating on the task ahead or thinking about other things which are not necessarily work related. This may mean that they are not looking at what is physically in front of them, thus a slip, trip or fall is likely. Whenever you are moving about the office always look where you are going to avoid a trip injury. There are so many things which, if you aren’t careful, could cause a slip, trip or fall, including people carrying hot drinks, boxes left on the floor, or chair legs. These items can easily be avoided simply by looking where you are going.
Always report any potential trip claims waiting to happen
If you see something which could potentially cause a slip, trip or fall injury, always report it to your manager. Never assume someone else has reported it, because that is precisely what someone else may have thought whilst walking past it. But, if reported as soon as it is spotted the likelihood of a slip, trip or fall will be reduced.
If you do have a slip, trip or fall at work, or at home, that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make an accident claim. Accident Advice Helpline can help claim that compensation you may be eligible for, and they will make it as easy and stress free with most clients settling their claims without even going to court. Find out if you could make a claim by speaking to Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: December 2, 2013
Author: David Brown