If you’ve had an accident at work with an electric storage battery, you might want to launch a claim for accident at work compensation in Basildon using the no win, no fee* personal injury claim process we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline.
The number of people injured per year working with storage batteries
Each and every year at least 25 people get seriously injured using batteries in the workplace. If you and your staff work with large storage batteries, then here are some tips regarding health and safety that will help you to minimise any risks.
9 tips to keep you safe when working with storage batteries
- Always wear gloves and some sort of suitable eye protection, for example, goggles, or a visor.
- You should wear a plastic apron, together with suitable boots when you are handling battery chemicals like sulphuric acid or potassium hydroxide
- You should empty your pockets of any metal items that could accidentally fall onto the battery, or act as a breach across its terminals
- Any potential sources of ignition, such as electrical equipment (including mobile phones), naked flames, sparks, and hot objects should be kept well away from batteries that are being charged, or that have recently been charged, or that are being moved.
- Any tools you use in conjunction with batteries must have insulated handles
- Exposed battery terminals should have a temporary plastic covers over them
- You should only charge batteries in a dedicated and well ventilated area
- Batteries are heavy. You should get someone to help you lift them and/or use insulated lifting equipment. Always check to ensure there are no tools, or cables, or any other trip hazards left on the floor
- It’s important that you wash your hands thoroughly after you have worked with batteries, and especially before you eat, smoke, or go to the toilet.
4 things to avoid doing when working with storage batteries
- Do not work with batteries unless you have been thoroughly trained to do so.
- Do not smoke when working with batteries.
- When working with batteries, you should not wear a watch, a ring, a chain, a bracelet, or any other item made of metal.
- Do not overcharge batteries. Stop the charging process aAs soon as the battery becomes fully charged.
Raising a claim for accident at work compensation in Basildon
If you’ve suffered a serious injury through no fault of your own when working with storage batteries, and you are going to launch a claim for accident at work compensation in Basildon, take Dame Esther Rantzen’s advice, and choose Accident Advice Helpline as your personal injury claim lawyer.
The benefits of working with Accident Advice Helpline
When you work with Accident Advice Helpline, you stand to benefit from:
- Our industry-leading no-win, no-fee* service
- One of the best customer support services in the industry
- Use of our free 30-second test
- Use of our helpline – 0800 689 0500 from landlines – 0333 500 0993 from mobiles