Cherry pickers are often used on construction sites, therefore this training is essential to those overseeing their operation or those who operate the machinery on a daily basis. When using any kind of large or potentially dangerous equipment, training from a recognised organisation is extremely important in order to ensure there are no accidents or injuries incurred as a result of its use.
Cherry Picker Training is a course offered by many accredited organisations and teaches workers how to use the equipment as safely as possible. This means that the risks and hazards of working at height on a cherry picker are taught, as are the risks of working with potentially dangerous machinery. Everyone who undertakes this course is taught their safety responsibilities when using this equipment to ensure that they do not put themselves or others at risk of an accident. However, the potential for an accident or injury to occur may still exist, particularly if the training is not followed every time the equipment is used.
How an accident may occur
Cherry Picker Training is just as important as any other safety training in the construction environment, if not more so, due to the serious consequences of being careless when the equipment is in use. Falls from height are a possibility if safety rules are not followed, which will hurt the person using the equipment but it could also hurt someone else in the vicinity. Personal protective equipment can help reduce serious injury so this must also be worn. Poorly-maintained equipment can lead to an accident, therefore it is important that it is checked before being put into use. If you have an accident while using a cherry picker and there is evidence of negligence on the part of someone else, then you can call Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.
How we can help you
As we are a law firm that has been in business for almost 14 years, we have helped many victims of accidents that were the fault of someone else over the years. Giving us a call on our helpline is free if you wish to speak to an expert straight away or you can take our 30-second online test to determine how successful your claim is likely to be. Just enter your details and whether the accident was someone else’s fault and we will get back to you. The accident or injury must also have happened within the last three years and there must be evidence of negligence in order to process your claim and win you a cash payout. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown