A camping trip to the lovely countryside around Barnham Broom near Norwich, Norfolk should be fun and relaxing. It should be safe as well. If this has not been the case and if you have injured in a camping or caravanning accident that was not your fault then you probably need some help. This help is readily provided by the team at the law firm Accident Advice Helpline. They have all the know-how and expertise that is needed to deal with an accident solicitor in Barnham Broom camping case. That expertise includes knowing about the safety precautions that should be put in place on camp sites to make sure that accidents do not occur or are very unlikely at least. Let’s take a closer look at some of those precautions.
Preventing accident solicitor in Barnham Broom camping cases – site layout
The site layout contributes towards removing the fire hazard on site and the hazard of the fire spreading between tents and caravans. A fire risk assessment is needed and limits need to be set for the minimum distance between tents and caravans. There are also precautions regarding combustible storage and keeping vegetation under control so that it does not present a fire risk. Fire fighting equipment has to be provided, suitably located and checked to make sure that it is in working order.
Preventing accident solicitor in Barnham Broom camping cases – electrical installations
Electricity is a potential hazard on camp sites. Regular visual checks should be made to check the condition of electrical hook ups and equipment such as tumble driers and washing machines. Electrical testing of some installations is also required and must be carried out by a competent person. The equipment must be suitable for the job that is required to do. There should be warning notices, advice and anti-climbing devices installed for overhead cables.
Preventing accident solicitor in Barnham Broom camping cases – shower blocks
When most people think of shower blocks they think of a slip hazard. A lot of people are using a shower one after the other and it is inevitable that there will be a lot of water around. Precautions should be taken to minimise the hazard. The design of shower cubicles can be such that water does not escape into the general shower block and flows straight down a drain instead. A non-slip floor could be installed and warning notices erected. However, there are other hazards in a toilet block as well. Water at too high a temperature presents a risk of scalding and warning notices may be required. Legionella is also a potential hazard especially if water is left stagnant in pipes for prolonged periods of time.
Preventing accident solicitor in Barnham Broom camping cases – ground maintenance
The maintenance of the camp site will inevitably involve equipment and chemicals. These should only be used correctly by trained operatives. There should be precautions for keeping members of the public away from them and safe storage is vital. Regular maintenance of equipment is required to ensure that it is working safely.