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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident prevention in a factory environment


    Factories are one of the most common sites for accidents at work compensation claims. Factories present numerous potential hazards and employers must take care to minimise the risk of injuries in the workplace by means of accident prevention.

    Accidents at work in factories

    Factories are among the most dangerous workplaces due to the presence of heavy machinery, high shelving and storage units, the use of chemicals and the risk of slips, trips and falls on slippery floors.

    Employers have a responsibility to provide their workforce with a safe working environment in aid of accident prevention, and they must adhere to health and safety guidelines to ensure that the risk of accidents at work is as low as possible.

    Here are some suggestions to help prevent factory accidents:

    Risk assessment for accident prevention

    All employers and factory owners should carry out risk assessment on a regular basis to highlight potential dangers, which can then be addressed. Risk assessment does not have to be time-consuming and in addition to health and safety protocol, a simple walk-around the factory can be helpful in identifying hazards.

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    All accidents in the workplace should be recorded. Going through accident records to see what kind of incidents have occurred in the past could help to eliminate similar issues in the future. This may involve leveling out a surface, adding more warning signs or changing the way chemicals are stored, for example.

    Training

    Factories can be very dangerous places and it is important that employees have the relevant training to deal with their working environment; examples of this may include heavy lifting techniques, chemical storage and operating machinery.

    Additional measures include:

    • keeping stair wells and corridors clear of obstructions
    • clearing up spillages as quickly as possible and placing warning signs on wet floors
    • using warning signs to warn of harmful chemicals
    • ensuring that all surfaces are even
    • ensuring that all machinery is tested on a regular basis

    Can I make a claim for an accident at work?

    If you’ve had an accident at work, it wasn’t your fault and it happened within the last 3 years, you may be eligible for industrial injury compensation.

    Accident Advice Helpline has experience in handling factory accident claims and the firm has helped hundreds of people to claim work accident compensation. The legal team includes specialists in a range of fields, including road traffic accident claims, personal injury claims and slip, trip and fall claims.

    Accident Advice Helpline was established to help people who have suffered an accident or injury to get the compensation they deserve. The firm has a reputation for integrity and accountability and it is championed by TV personality, Esther Rantzen.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: November 3, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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