The role of an office cleaner is a very important one. Few office workers will come into contact with cleaners, since their work is usually completed for the day before the regular office workers come in to begin work. However, the cleaners will make sure the office space is clean and ready to be used for another day.
While cleaning might seem to be an easy job, one that requires nothing but common sense, this is not necessarily the case. Advances in technology mean there are floor buffers to make floors shine, and industrial vacuum cleaners to help deep-clean carpets. Any cleaner who is going to use such items should receive proper training on how to do so.
Can improper training mean office cleaner injury compensation is easier to claim?
It depends on the nature of the incident. All cleaners should receive proper training in every aspect of their job. If they are asked to use equipment they have not received any training to use, and they are injured as a result, this could indeed mark an occasion when compensation might be paid.
The use of personal protective equipment might also present an issue. Since many cleaning fluids are comprised of things that might cause irritation or skin problems if they come into contact with the skin, it makes sense that cleaners should receive proper protective clothing. This might include aprons and gloves, as well as goggles to guard against potential splashes.
Negligence and office cleaner injury compensation
Negligence can often be behind successful claims for compensation, regardless of the injury or the people who are involved. Office cleaners have a right to be able to work in safety at all times. They should also be trained in a proper manner and have the proper equipment and safety clothing to prevent potential accidents.
Whether you have developed a skin irritation or problem because of a lack of equipment or you were injured while using a cleaning machine, make sure you find out whether you could get any compensation for it.
Accident Advice Helpline is in the right position to make sure you get the support you need when making a no win, no fee* claim. One call to 0800 689 0500 could be all you need to make to get things started. Very soon you may be taking receipt of an amount of compensation.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead