Many people use tools and machinery in their day to day life; often, they make tasks quicker and easier, but they can be dangerous. If you’ve had an accident at work and you suffered injuries, you may wish to consider claiming compensation.
Work accidents: Tools and heavy machinery
Using tools and machinery helps to speed up processes and save human effort in a number of different industries, from manufacturing to farming. There is no doubt that technology makes life a lot easier for most of us, but machinery can be dangerous and if you work with powerful tools day in, day out, you may be at risk of injury.
Preventing work accidents: How to use a brush cutter safely
Employers are required by law to enforce health and safety guidelines to protect members of their workforce from work-related injuries and illness at work. This includes providing training for employees who are required to use specific pieces of equipment, such as a brush cutter.
A brush cutter is a machine, which is used to trim grass; it uses a monofilament line, as opposed to a blade or lawnmower, and is suitable for a range of different terrains. Brush cutters can also be used to cut down high grass and small trees; they are regularly used by gardeners, farmers, and tree surgeons.
When using a brush cutter, it is important to follow the instructions and safety guidelines for the specific model you have chosen; always wear a protective eye mask and a visor to prevent eye injuries and protective trousers and boots to lower the risk of cuts, lacerations, and injuries to the legs and feet.
Employing the correct technique will accelerate the speed of the job and prevent accidents; refer to the operating manual and follow the advice. Take extra care when trimming grass in the corners of a field or garden and take your time.
What should I do if I’ve been injured at work?
If you’ve sustained a work injury and it wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has expertise in handling work accident compensation claims, and their personal injury lawyers remove all the stress and hassle from the claims process. If you have a viable claim, they do all the hard work for you and most clients do not have to go to court. If you’ve had a work accident within the last three years, call 0800 689 0500 and see how Accident Advice Helpline could help you.
Date Published: January 28, 2014
Author: David Brown