Operating machines in factories is something thousands of people do every day. Many of them will be highly experienced in their roles and will have worked with the same machinery for many years. However, in some cases people may be starting in their roles for the first time, or may be receiving training in how to use various machines.
In any event, factory machine operatives have every right to be safe while doing their jobs. In fact their employers must ensure that all relevant health and safety laws are followed to the letter. In doing so they prevent any potential hazards from causing problems for their employees in terms of causing them to have an accident. If an employer neglects to follow the rules, they could be charged with negligence.
How safe are factory machine operatives?
This is actually a very safe job to do providing all the right measures are properly in place. Every operative should receive appropriate and extensive training and be able to use machines that are safe, efficient, and regularly-maintained. When this does not happen there is potentially a heightened chance that something could go wrong. If this was the case someone may end up suffering an injury that could have been prevented.
Health and safety breaches are behind many court cases that businesses face today. When an accident occurs a worker may suffer anything from a minor injury to something much more serious. When the latter is the case their life may be changed forever. They may never be able to return to that job again. It is hardly surprising then that some people will consider making a compensation claim.
Working with machinery
When you work with machinery in your job, it is important to be sure how to use it. Training, with the possibility of supervision in some instances, will help ensure this is the case. However, other measures such as safety guards, regular maintenance and safety cut-off switches can also all make a difference with regard to safety and the likelihood of anything going wrong.
Clearly there is a need for those who have been injured to seek legal advice. Accident Advice Helpline can provide no-obligation advice for you today if you have been injured at work. Just call 0800 689 0500 now – it’s a free 24/7 enquiry line and you’ll be able to find out whether a claim might be in your future.
Date Published: May 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen