Common safety issues in a factory environment and when to make an accident at work compensation claim
There are many more safety issues in a factory environment than you will find in, say, an office one. This is simply because you are likely to be doing much more physical work in a factory environment, and working with machinery which has the capacity to be dangerous if not used properly or kept properly maintained.
If you are working in a factory and want to avoid injury, there are a few things you should know and be careful about, so that you have far less risk of being injured. Here are some of the most common safety issues, so that you can avoid them or make them safer.
- Slips and falls. These are common particularly in factories where there are plenty of products and other clutter around. There should be a place set aside to keep products, so that they are not in the way of the people working on the factory floor. Machinery should also be kept out of the way, with all wires and cables tucked away. Spills must be cleaned up immediately.
- Lifting injuries. For those people working on the factory floor, injuries from lifting and carrying are common. You must never try to lift something which is heavier than you can handle, and you should learn what you can about lifting items safely before you start working.
- Hazardous substances. Any factory which works with hazardous substances is at risk of causing injuries to employees through mishandling or storage of these substances. All employees must be trained to work with these substances, and they should be stored carefully.
- Factory transport. Any moving objects including factory transport should be driven carefully to avoid hitting anyone or causing any other damage to machinery or products, and employees must be taught how to work safely around factory transport.
You can make a Basingstoke and Deane accident at work compensation claim
You can make a Basingstoke and Deane accident at work compensation claim against your employer if you are injured and feel that your injuries were caused by their negligence. Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience with Basingstoke and Deane accident at work compensation claims and works with the most experienced and professional personal injury lawyers in the country.
You can call the helpline free on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making an accident at work compensation claim and get help deciding whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do then you will be passed over one of our lawyers who will work on a no-win, no-fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve. You can also contact us from a mobile, simply dial 0333 500 0993 for help today.
Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: David Brown