Factory work can be demanding and stressful. Even though some of it is repetitive, this comes with its own potential risks. The dangers of working in a factory could be many and varied, and as you will see here, some are less obvious than others.
- Slips. The factory floor can easily become wet or slippery if it has to be washed regularly, or if spillages occur. This could be anything from food to oil, depending on the type of factory it is. If a spillage is spotted, and even when it has been cleaned up, leaving a warning sign in place will minimise danger.
- Lack of training. Every factory worker should receive appropriate training for the role they are expected to do. This can reduce the potential risks of that job significantly, and keep more people safer than they would otherwise be. Regular training and updates are essential to ensure standards remain high, as well.
- Poor maintenance. Maintenance is vital in a place that is likely to operate with lots of different types of machinery. If a machine goes wrong, it can cause injury to one or more people in the area.
- A lack of safety guards. Every piece of machinery should be fitted with appropriate safety guards. This will ensure no one can get their hands, hair or anything else caught in the machine. It could make all the difference between staying safe and losing fingers – or worse.
- Falls. Some pieces of machinery have platforms for workers to stand on while they are operating that machinery. In cases like this, falls can easily occur if proper steps are not taken to reduce the odds of this happening. For example, the addition of solid handrails and steps to use will ensure people can use the machinery safely.
The consequences of being exposed to the dangers of working in a factory
There are cases where people suffer injuries while working in a factory environment. Has this occurred to you, and if so, did it happen in the last three years? One of our lawyers might be able to help if so. You can start now by contacting Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, to see whether you do indeed have a strong case to argue. Let us handle things for you and provide you with no-obligation advice to begin with. This could be the first step towards a successful conclusion to a potential compensation claim.
Date Published: April 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead