Working on a golf course has a lot to recommend it. For instance you are regularly out in the fresh air and you will likely put in a lot of walking as well, which can help keep you fit. Of course you may also ride a golf buggy to get to different areas of the course, but it certainly beats being stuck in an office all day.
The work itself is actually more challenging than you may think. The greens need to be kept in pristine condition and the fairways need to be mowed regularly as well. So while the golf course itself may look stunning, the people who work on the course are the ones who keep it looking that way. As such the job can be very physically demanding.
Thankfully very few people working on a golf course will ever be injured while they do their work. An injured golf course worker might find they cannot work for a while if they are injured, and that isn’t any good for anyone. Fortunately injuries are rare and this is mostly due to proper training and good health and safety laws.
How might injuries potentially occur?
They may occur if workers have not been properly trained to use the equipment they are expected to use during their daily shift. For example they have to know how to use a mower and various other pieces of equipment they might use. Proper training should always be provided whenever equipment is replaced too. In addition the equipment should be properly maintained so it doesn’t pose a potential hazard to those operating it at any time. As you can see, if the employer takes great care to follow rules and regulations there should be little chance of anything going wrong.
Call AAH now if you’ve already experienced an injury
Have you been an injured golf course worker in the past three years? If so, call us today on 0800 689 0500. You can speak to an experienced worker at Accident Advice Helpline within the next couple of minutes, to determine whether a no win, no fee* compensation claim might be a possibility in your case. If you have evidence of negligence to back up a possible claim, our professional injury compensation lawyers might be able to help you. Make sure you find out for sure if you can claim now.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen