Some jobs are definitely more dangerous than others. In the scheme of things, you’d expect office work to be fairly safe – and you’d be right. However, this doesn’t mean there are no risks at all involved with office work.
The good news is you can avoid most of the situations that may potentially result in an accident taking place. Slips, trips and falls are among the most common incidents to occur in an office environment. Flooring can be substandard, with holes in carpets that are easy to get your foot caught in. Coffee can be spilled on tiled or similar floors, creating a slip hazard. As you can see, anything of this nature could potentially cause you to be injured. Keeping a close eye on where you are walking is the easiest way to make sure you continue avoiding office accidents like these.
Keep things tidy
Untidy offices are definitely not as pleasant to work in, but they’re also a potential health hazard. Paperwork can end up on the floor, while bags can end up in aisles and create a tripping hazard. Even when paperwork is properly filed in a cabinet or drawer, those drawers should be closed fully when not in use.
Of course, offices also tend to have their share of electrical equipment dotted around. This should be maintained and cleaned regularly to ensure its continued safety. Dust can cause overheating, which in turn could potentially spark a fire.
Use common sense when avoiding office accidents
Most safety measures really are common sense. However, there may be times when someone has neglected to do something that leads someone else to have an accident. Has this happened to you? On occasion it is possible to prove negligence on the part of another individual if you have been injured in some way while working in an office. If you have been hurt, and the incident occurred in the last three years, it might be worth contacting Accident Advice Helpline.
We can provide no-obligation advice to help you understand where you stand from a legal point of view. If you call 0800 689 0500 you can find out whether you have a good case and argument to make to seek compensation. You could be represented by an experienced lawyer, and making that first all-important call could be the first step in the process for you.