Safety is an essential element to consider whatever job you do and whatever type of environment you work in. In the case of warehouses, there can be many people doing all kinds of different jobs all at the same time. A warehouse can be a busy place, and when you add in the likelihood of forklift trucks being present as well, it becomes even more important to avoid the consequences of poor warehouse safety practices.
Health and safety is relevant in every workplace today. However, while most employers do everything they can to ensure they adhere to every health and safety law, there can be the occasional employer who falls down on this aspect of the job.
Examples of poor warehouse safety practices
What could go wrong in a warehouse, you might think? Well, falling stock that hasn’t been stacked properly or carefully can topple onto a worker and cause them injuries. A forklift driver who doesn’t pay proper attention to their surroundings might end up knocking someone down, or not sounding their horn before going into an area where pedestrian workers might be present.
Additionally, a lack of training can potentially cause all kinds of issues. This can happen because workers who do not receive ample training may not be fully aware of any and all potential hazards that could crop up around them. Negligence on the part of the employer could lead to any of these things happening, and none of them would be good in any way, shape or form. As you can see, there could be dangers lurking even in the most innocent looking of warehouses.
Have you been affected by this?
The consequences of poor warehouse safety practices can include injuries and even illness for some workers. Thankfully, this doesn’t happen very often, but it can occur in situations where negligence has been a clear factor.
You may have experienced injuries that stem directly from a lack of attention to health and safety in the warehouse you work in. Even if you no longer work there, you may have been injured in the past three years, and even if you are now recovered, you may still have a chance to seek compensation for what happened. To find out for sure, call 0800 689 0500 to speak to an expert at Accident Advice Helpline now. We are here to help.