Most of us would agree that some jobs are harder and perhaps more potentially dangerous than others. Most of us would probably never think of putting cleaners or janitors into that particular bracket. However there are potential dangers that could crop up in this job as well. While the majority of cleaners will never be affected, there is the chance that injured school janitors may suffer rather nasty injuries from time to time.
Accident Advice Helpline has come across instances where janitors have suffered from injuries caused by cleaning products or equipment. In other cases they may have been injured while lifting something heavy. If no training has been given in how to do this safely, a compensation claim may be a possibility.
Are there safe alternatives available?
This is one thing employers must ask themselves if requesting that janitors use cleaning fluids or similar products that could pose a potential danger to those using them. If there is no alternative they must provide the appropriate equipment a person can wear and use in order to remain safe from harm. Thankfully other instances such as those that involve the presence of asbestos are rare. While asbestos is present in many schools today, it is largely kept safe and does not pose any danger to anyone who is there.
Accident Advice Helpline is able to consider any potential claim of this nature that may come from injured school janitors. Thankfully these claims are rare but it is good to know there is someone to call if this type of situation should affect you.
How safe are cleaners when doing their daily work?
The vast majority of school janitors will never be exposed to any real risk during their working day. However, it is important to make sure all health and safety rules are being properly followed, as this can make all the difference to whether a person’s health might be in jeopardy. This could occur through the presence of asbestos just as much as it might occur through the presence of using cleaning fluids that are dangerous to use in certain situations.
The good news is that Accident Advice Helpline is always here to provide no-obligation advice whenever it is required. Our number is free to call on 0800 689 0500 and you can always get advice from experienced team members. One call could make the world of difference to you.
Date Published: May 31, 2015
Author: Rob Steen