Factory work tends to be quite full-on and very physical in nature. This arguably makes it all the more important to ensure every worker can do their job in a safe manner. By working according to strict health and safety rules, there is far less likelihood of anyone being injured while they are working in a factory setting.
Risk assessments undertaken on a regular basis and adjustments made to working practices if necessary are just two of the elements that should be implemented in this instance. For example if people are expected to lift things on a regular basis they should be given proper manual handling training to help them avoid injury. Lifting equipment should also be provided if some items are simply too heavy to lift by hand.
Other examples of areas to be aware of
Machinery is used in many factories and for many reasons. This can make work easier to do, but it can also make it potentially more dangerous. If safety guards are removed or absent, or the machinery is not working as it should be, a worker could be injured in an accident.
You will also typically come across fork lift trucks and other vehicles working in a factory setting. Even if these are only used in certain areas of the factory, there should be strict health and safety rules in place to ensure no one is ever in any danger.
If these rules are flouted, or if people use fork lifts when they have not been trained or qualified to do so, someone might be in danger of being hurt.
Could any factory accident lead to factory accident compensation being paid out?
There is a chance that compensation might be paid out when someone is injured in a factory accident. The amount paid would be worked out depending on the injury or injuries suffered, and how they happened. Some people might recover from their injuries in time, but this may not always be the case.
If you think you might be due to receive factory accident compensation, you should contact the Accident Advice Helpline team on 0800 689 0500 as soon as you can.
This could be the first step towards receiving compensation if you are entitled to do so. Make sure you get the no-obligation advice that could make all the difference to you now.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead