A lot of accidents happen when equipment is being used in a company. People are injured severely or even killed. But there are things that can be done to avoid accidents. Below are some of the things that lead to accidents and what can be done to help avoid them so that people don’t need an injury claim in Leadenham.
Getting onto and off of equipment can lead to an injury claim Leadenham
This is one the most important things to remember when you’re working in a construction site. Improperly getting off of and on to equipment is the leading cause of injuries among equipment operators, truck drivers, forklift drivers, and anyone else who is using the equipment. It’s a good idea to first check your boots and gloves before you get on to the equipment. Any mud should be cleaned off of boots and gloves before attempting to climb, and you also should use the right kind of gloves to give you a hand hold that is secure. It’s also a good idea to use the three point stance when you’re going as well as coming. Use feet in handholds that are large in size. Securely engage your entire foot and hand, rather than using a fingerhold or toehold grip. If there are no handholds, use a stepladder to get onto the equipment. If you can, avoid carrying any kind of objects while you’re climbing.
Loading and unloading equipment can lead to an injury claim Leadenham
Even when you’re on level ground, there’s always the risk of rollover during unloading are loading. Be sure you’re centred upon ramps and remain straight. Allow ample room to manoeuvre any equipment safely, especially in the compressed job sites. Have someone with you to help guide you. Be sure the machine is clearing the ramps before you turn. Keep other people way from the machine sides during unloading and loading. Check stability, clearances and trailer deck. Also make sure that you’re using the right tie down procedures. This can make a big difference in whether or not everyone is safe when you’re loading the equipment.
Avoid crowds in your work area to avoid an injury claim Leadenham
Before you start doing any kind of work, make sure that you have ample space to work. Be sure that everyone is staying away from the area where the machine is operating. Otherwise you may be putting everyone at risk for being injured. When you’re ready to begin work, let everyone know that they need remain back and stop running the machine if necessary. If you’re not sure whether or not everyone is a safe distance away, look to make sure so that you don’t have an injury on your hands.
If you’re injured because of someone else at work and you want to make an injury claim in Leadenham, call us and let us help you. We have many solicitors we work with and we can help you find the right one.
Date Published: 9th November 2013
Author: David Brown