Offices are great sedentary places to work. There is no running around after countless customers and no major deliveries to store in the warehouse. Though in a glance it seems like an office is a safe place to work it is in fact filled with potential hazards.
Shiny tiled floors and high tech equipment may look good but if they are not maintained properly they can become very dangerous to the personnel on the premises. If you have an accident which isn’t your fault whilst at work you could make an Oldbury accident claim.
Wet Floors And An Oldbury Accident Claim
All floors need to be cleaned which goes without saying. However the job needs to be carried out using all of the correct safety measures especially on tiled floors. Carpeted areas can be lumpy but they are not really a cause for concern whereas tiled floors have the capability of doing some damage.
A wet patch on a shiny tiled floor can be very hard to see. Even more so if you are not expecting it to be there. Slipping on a wet patch which is not highlighted is an Oldbury accident claim waiting to happen. The company and everyone in it has the responsibility to put safety first so this accident should really be avoided.
Electric Shocks And Faulty Equipment
As well as wet and slippery floors the maintenance of equipment could also pose as a hazard to the employees who use it. Anything from photocopiers to desktop computers could develop a fault. If that error is not seen to or repaired someone could be injured.
An electric shock can vary in sizes of jolts but to someone with a pacemaker or similar apparatus any voltage could be dangerous. PAT testing on all machinery and regular checks should be carried out in order to spot any faults or frayed wires. Without the adequate care the hazard can become more dangerous as time goes on.
If you have been involved in an accident whilst at work in the office you could make an Oldbury accident claim. Having injuries you received from an accident you were not responsible for is not fair so you should not put up with it. To get some help in getting a claim started call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our advisers can give you the advice you need. Call 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 14th November 2014