An employer must always carry out a risk assessment in the form of an investigation to identify whether any particular act or operation involves a risk of injury to any employee. If they fail to do so and an employee is injured, the employer will be liable.
Your employer must check walkways and exits to make sure they are clear and free from any substances likely to cause you to slip. They must provide adequate and suitable washing facilities. Your employer must take care to cover any dangerous substances to avoid spillages. They must also ensure there is no risk of heavy items being placed up high where they could fall and cause injury.
Safety measures have increased in recent years in factory environments to limit the amount of accidents that happen. However accidents do still occur. Most factory accidents can be put down to:
- defective machinery/equipment
- inadequate or lack of protective equipment
- floors that are not designed to cope with the working environment
- product spillage
Accidents that happen in factories due to lack of care on your employer's behalf can leave them open to compensation claims.
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