If you work in a warehouse, you may be aware of how serious warehouse racking accidents can be. Some of these accidents can lead to life-changing injuries and even death – such is the seriousness of an accident of this type.
So, why are these accidents so dangerous, and what can be done to prevent them? Well, warehouse racking can be quite high, reaching far up and beyond the reach of anyone working at ground level. Therefore, fork lift trucks are often in use in warehouses, to put stock up in high places until it is needed.
How to keep racking as safe as possible
Warehouse racking accidents can potentially occur if the racking is in poor condition or is unstable. It should be installed properly and checked regularly to make sure it isn’t damaged and has no chance of falling on anyone nearby.
Furthermore, it is vital that stock that is put on any of the racking shelves is put there safely and on a level surface. If a fork lift driver fails to put a load in place in the proper way, this could mean it falls onto someone below. As you can see, there are several things that could go wrong with warehouse racking, although fortunately very few such accidents ever happen. The health and safety regulations are in force to ensure employers know what they must do to keep their employees safe from harm in this and other situations.
Have you already been injured in warehouse racking accidents?
Warehouse racking accidents have the potential to take lives, but they can also result in head and shoulder injuries if something falls on a person. Additionally, other accidents could occur involving fork lift trucks if the rules are not followed as they should be.
So, if you have been injured while working in a warehouse, whether it happened because of poor or faulty racking or something else completely, call Accident Advice Helpline now. Many people call us on 0800 689 0500 each year to see whether they have a chance to claim compensation after being hurt at work. If you want to call our team using your mobile phone, you can do that on 0333 500 0993 instead. Learning whether compensation is a possibility and whether you can make a no-win, no-fee* claim is easy when you call us.
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