Some jobs do seem more dangerous than others. However, there is a good chance you wouldn’t include hotel work among the riskier jobs around today. With that said, it pays to be aware of some of the dangers of working in a hotel, especially if you work in this particular setting. Have you come across any of these dangers in the past?
Some of the potential danger areas
- Ergonomic injuries. This involves injuries such as sprained back muscles from frequent bending, making beds and other similar tasks that employees may have to do if they are responsible for making up rooms every day.
- Slips. It is so easy to slip over, especially when your mind is focused on the task at hand. Those working in hotel kitchens may be particularly prone to this, as the floors can become slippery if they are not kept scrupulously clean at all times.
- Exposure to chemicals and cleaning agents. This can potentially happen to anyone who comes into contact with these elements on a regular basis. Cleaners and employees who get rooms ready could become sensitive to such chemicals.
- Lifting injuries. On some occasions, lifting might be required to get rooms ready or to rearrange the restaurant for use in the mornings for breakfast, for example. Incorrect lifting procedures can lead to injury, if proper training hasn’t been given.
- Trips and falls. This can happen to anyone, but since the hospitality industry tends to be quite busy and hectic, it may be a real risk for those working in jobs in a hotel. A trip or fall could result in sprains, strains, bruises and even broken bones.
Have you been affected by the dangers of working in a hotel?
If you have, you may already know how an injury can affect your working life, not to mention your life in general. This means you could end up with an injury that has severe knock-on effects. Even if you have been injured within the last three years and you are now better, you may still have a chance to make some kind of compensation claim. To learn more, call 0800 689 0500 and have a chat with someone at Accident Advice Helpline. We’re here to provide no-obligation advice when you need it, and there is no charge for calling us either. We even have a 30-second online test you can take.
Date Published: April 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead