If you work at one of Liverpool’s airports and you’ve been injured at work, you can launch a Liverpool, accident at work compensation claim by using the no win no fee* services of Accident Advice Helpline which come highly recommended by the famous peoples consumer champion, Esther Rantzen.
The various jobs involved in turning an aircraft around
One of the most significant areas where a lot of serious accidents happen is in and around the aircraft during what they call their turnaround period. Aircraft turnaround times have become ever shorter with many different people and companies being involved in the various aspects that need to be undertaken post-haste. These activities include:
- Walking up to an aircraft while its engines are still running
- Helping passengers to disembark
- Helping passengers to embark
- Handling passenger luggage on and off the aircraft
- Aircraft maintenance
- Aircraft refuelling
- De-icing of the wings
- Topping up the catering provisions
- Cleaning the aircraft cabin
Employers’ duties of care
There may be any number of companies involved the various activities. But whoever these companies are, they each have a duty of care to their employees which must includes:
- Carrying out risk assessments for their own employees, putting measures in place and issuing any appropriate PPE to mitigate any risks
- Taking the risks to any other workers into consideration and mitigating accordingly
- Co-operating and coordinating with all other suppliers of staff and their employees involved in the turnaround process
- Putting appropriate systems in place to control and manage any subcontractors
- Putting appropriate systems in place to monitor the mechanics of the turn-round activities
Aircraft maintenance-working at height
Aircraft maintenance is a particular area of risk because of the fact that maintenance staff often have to work at height. Falls from height can cause catastrophic injuries and so every precaution must be made to keep workers safe.
Working at height should only ever be carried out when there is no other alternative, and suitable working platforms must be provided with appropriate edge protection. It is also vitally important to ensure that these moving platforms are carefully and regularly maintained.
Instigating a Liverpool, accident at work compensation claim
If you’ve been injured at one of Liverpool’s airports while helping to turn an aircraft around in preparationfor its next flight, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to launch a Liverpool, accident at work compensation claim, which you can start off by visiting our website and using our HOW MUCH calculator. It takes just 30 seconds to answer 4 simple questions and be given an estimate indicating how much compensation you might be awarded.
The AAH helpline
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