Most of us are aware that various pieces of machinery are used in the creation of many products and parts. Indeed if it were not for the presence of machinery throughout the manufacturing industry, the world would be a very different place – perhaps one that had more in common with the past than with the present.
But perhaps we don’t always think that such machinery has to be assembled in order for it to be used in the first place. After all, many pieces of machinery are very large and cannot be transported to where they are required ready-made. As such someone (or more than one person) has to be responsible for assembling them once they arrive on site.
As you can imagine this can potentially be a dangerous job. Proper knowledge, training and experience is required in these cases, but there is also a need to make sure people have followed proper safety procedures. The employer has a duty of care to ensure no one will be injured assembling machinery by going through risk assessments to limit the potential for accidents to occur in the first place.
How bad might an accident like this be?
All machinery should be unable to be operated – or to do so by accident – while it is being worked on or assembled. A risk assessment should ensure this cannot happen. If such measures are not taken the consequences could potentially be very bad indeed. Some people have been crushed and badly injured as a result of machinery switching on or operating while they are working on it. Crushed limbs and organs, broken bones and other injuries could potentially be suffered in these situations.
Make sure you seek no-obligation advice now if you have been hurt in this way
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Date Published: February 9, 2015
Author: David Brown