Are you aware of the dangers of working at height? You should be, if you work in this manner or you work with people who work at height. By being aware of the potential dangers, you can reduce the chances of ending up with injuries caused by a related accident. Since these injuries can be very serious indeed, it makes sense to find out more about what might go wrong.
Be aware of the following
- Things falling onto people below. This may not be the first thing you think of, but someone else working at height could endanger you if they do not take enough care with things they are using to do their work.
- Improperly constructed scaffolding. Simply using scaffolding does not ensure those working on it will be safe. It should be constructed by those who are experienced and qualified to do so.
- Falls. This is the most obvious hazard, and it could be more likely to happen if health and safety measures are not followed as they should be. The dangers of working at height can include sustaining multiple injuries if you were to fall from a height.
- Crush injuries. These commonly occur in people who have fallen from a height. Whatever they land on, the fall can incur crush injuries to multiple parts of the body. Sometimes you won’t be able to see the injuries externally, but they could be very serious nonetheless.
- Lack of training. This isn’t the first thing you will be aware of, but a lack of training can be a real danger. Anyone who is required to work at height should be trained in how to do so, and how to stay safe when doing so.
How did your injuries occur?
Maybe you are reading this information because something has already happened to you. If you did suffer a fall from height, you might want to find out whether a compensation claim could potentially be possible. You can learn more by making a single phone call to Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. As you will see from the 0800 number, this is free to do, and you can also find out whether you can make a no win, no fee claim. Our lawyers are ready to act on your behalf if you have a good case, so call now.
Date Published: April 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead