The hazards facing employees in motor vehicle repair shops in Anstruther and all over the UK are numerous. There are chemicals, machinery and noxious fumes to deal with as well as the usual slips, trips and falls which are present in all work places. If you are an employee at a motor vehicle repair shop and have been injured in an accident then you should ask yourself the following questions:
- Was the accident less than three years ago?
- Was the accident caused by someone else – i.e. was someone else to blame?
- Did you receive medical attention for your injury?
If the answer to all of these questions is YES then you may be able to start a personal injury claim. If you want to find out some more information on how to do this then you can call Accident Advice Helpline on any day of the week and at any time of the day. You can get some initial advice from one of the highly trained professional advisers and then when you decide to go ahead with your claim you will be allocated a personal injury lawyer in Anstruther who will deal with all of the legal aspects of your case.
Some of the personal injury cases that Accident Advice Helpline deal with are connected with rolling roads and brake testing. If this work task and the machinery involved are not carefully controlled then accident and injuries can happen very easily.
Personal injury lawyer in Anstruther – rolling roads
Rolling roads are basically revolving drums which are installed in the floor of a motor vehicle repair shop. They are used for testing the brakes on motor vehicles or for engine testing and tuning. The machinery that is used for engine testing and tuning revolves at a higher speed and involves all four wheels. Some personal injury cases could arise if employees try to make adjustments or repairs to vehicles when they are on rolling roads. These are specialised pieces of equipment and access to them should be restricted to employees who are experienced enough to use them and who have received the correct training. It is very important to keep customers and members of the public away from rolling roads. There are several safety adaptions that can be used with rolling roads which will reduce the risks that they present to employees and which will reduce the likelihood of a personal injury case being started. They include:
- Fitting some hold-to-run controls for brake-testing equipment.
- Fitting guards at the sides of rollers where access can’t be prevented.
- When it is not in use isolate brake-testing equipment from the mains and place some cover plates over the rollers so that no-one can access them.
- Maintain the grip of the running surfaces of the brake tester to reduce the need to dry tyres and test surfaces – trying to dry tyres when they are in motion is very dangerous.