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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

    How to safely operate a glue gun


    How to safely operate a glue gun

    The after-effects of accidents at work can even leave those with the best work-ethic feeling as though a day at the grindstone is a little too much to bear.

    Not only can a work-related injury cause physical pain, it can also lead to long-term injury, as well as emotional issues and an association of work with humiliation and adverse events.

    When using role-specific tools, it is important to follow guidelines and training instructions given to minimise the risk of injuries at work. In addition, there are a number of precautions individuals can take to enhance this risk-minimisation.

    Glue gun safety tips

    • Always wear heat-resistant gloves when using a hot glue gun
    • Follow specific manufacturer instructions, rather than generalised glue gun techniques
    • Wear an apron at all times and remove jewellery
    • Keep long hair tied back
    • Keep hot glue guns away from flammable materials
    • Never leave a glue gun unattended with the power on
    • Make every effort to keep the tool and the glue away from the face

    Glue gun injuries at work – who’s to blame?

    When you are required to use certain tools, such as glue guns, at work as part of your day-to-day duties, it is the employer’s responsibility to provide sufficient training to ensure your health and safety.

    They must also make sure that the tools are regularly inspected to certify they are fit for use and working correctly.

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    Should an employer fail to take basic steps such as these to promote the health and safety of their workforce, it is likely that they are liable for the injury that has been sustained.

    Making the most of compensation providers

    If you have been involved in an accident at work, of any nature, that you believe was not your fault, it could be worthwhile seeking advice from a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.

    As a legal firm, Accident Advice Helpline will look at the basics of your claim and determine if it is likely that your work accident claim will be successful if pursued legally.

    Should you decide to move things forward, Accident Advice Helpline will then pass your case on to one of their solicitors, who specialise in personal injury compensation.

    Working on a no win, no fee* basis, and with many years of experience of handling work-related compensation claims, you can get well and rest up at home, safe in the knowledge that your case is being handled by the experts.

    Date Published: February 10, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.