Storerooms are just that – places to store things until they are needed. They are commonly seen in shops and are used by staff who need to get more stock to put out on the shelves. They can be busy for employees, as stock will be regularly taken out to make room for more new items that are coming in. Suffice to say, the odds of having tripped on a storeroom hazard are long, but you never know when something like this might have the potential to happen.
We are all aware that health and safety is a crucial element in today’s workplaces. No two workplaces are likely to have the same risks and potential hazards in place. However, each employer should assess the possible risks that might occur in a stockroom, so their staff can be sure of being safe at all times.
Health and safety risks in a storeroom
As you can imagine, this is one area of a premises that can become very untidy very quickly. Regular maintenance and tidying should be done whenever required, so it does not get a chance to become untidy.
Tripping over untidy boxes, chair legs or even a poorly-stored ladder might happen quite easily if the proper risk assessments and maintenance steps are not completed. If discarded boxes or unwanted items are left on the floor, this highlights a trip hazard that should be got rid of immediately. Anything left in place could result in a nasty injury.
What kinds of injuries did you end up with?
Regardless of the answer, you should consider whether your accident might potentially lead to a compensation claim. This isn’t always easy to work out, but there is one thing you can rely on in every situation, and that’s some help from Accident Advice Helpline. You’re entitled to call us free right now on 0800 689 0500 to discover more.
Additionally, when you call for advice after you’ve tripped on a storeroom hazard, you can rest assured that advice is given on a no-obligation basis. Furthermore, there is no charge for this initial advice. You won’t have to pay anything unless your claim should turn out to be successful. That’s why it’s known as a no win, no fee* claim. Why not phone us today to see how it works and whether you have a good case to make after all?
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident in a shop