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  • Ventilation in the Workplace
    s also important that these are legally approved Some circumstances will require you to wear steel or metal toe capped boots to give additional protection to your toes and the top part of your foot whilst others will give you added impact protection for jobs in which you might be pushing around carts which carry heavy equipment or where you may be working with heavy pipes for example Other types of boot or safety shoe may have additional puncture resistant soles where the workplace can often be subject to loose nails and other sharp objects falling onto the floor If you re working with electricity you should also choose safety boots or shoes which have insulation and conductive properties In some jobs it may even be necessary to have different types of safety shoes or boots for the particular task you re carrying out at a specific time This is sometimes overlooked but if you re wearing the wrong type of safety shoes in a particular environment they may well be as equally ineffective in protecting you as wearing normal dress shoes or trainers So you should always fit the shoe or boot to the situation you re working in The important thing is not to underestimate the potential for foot injuries and to take the appropriate safety precautions when it comes to wearing the correct footwear You d not think of working on a construction site without wearing a hard hat for example so you should equally give your feet the same level of consideration when it comes to safety and the importance of wearing the correct safety shoes or boots Previous Page Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice I love you so much and this website such good detail and it has helped me through my college course many thanks Sam Tank 22 Sep 15 2 29 PM Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what

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  • Safety for Restaurant Workers
    Regulations 1992 stress the need to avoid hazardous manual handling when possible assess the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling and reduce the risk of injury The risk assessment must cover all aspects of restaurant work This includes maintenance and cleaning Employers must look at the working environment of the restaurant the types of load workers are carrying and individual abilities The Health and Safety Executive HSE has a set of recommendations Make staff aware of the dangers of manual handling Take action to prevent or reduce the possibility of a manual handling injury Arrange training in manual handling for staff Don t ignore pains and aches discover the cause These recommendations help avoid hazardous manual handling and consequent musculoskeletal disorders Slips and Trips Slips and trips are the main cause of workplace injuries in the UK And more slips and trips occur with chefs kitchen assistants and waiting staff than anyone else Generally speaking three simple remedies can prevent many slips and trips happening The first is to use appropriate flooring The right type of flooring can stop many people from slipping The second remedy is footwear Restaurant workers should wear shoes with anti slip soles And they should avoid high heeled footwear The third remedy relates to food and liquid spillages Restaurant workers should clean up any spillage as a priority This applies as much to leaking plumbing and fridges as it does to other spills A risk assessment should highlight slip and trip hazards Employers should fix a damaged floor for example They should make sure staff understand the need to keep walkways clear of obstacles And they should ensure workers empty equipment such as deep fat fryers with care Responsibility Safety for restaurant workers is a serious responsibility Employers must take every precaution necessary And staff must take personal responsibility for keeping safety standards as high as possible Next Page You might also like The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units A Guide to Manual Handling and Lifting Techniques Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Jules you don t say in what capacity you are working there so it makes it hard to advise You would need to look in your company safety manual Does your line manager know you are diabetic If you are worried about being left alone then you should in the first instance talk to your higher about your concerns WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 27 Mar 15 2 41 PM Is it legal to work on my own in an industrial kitchen I am also a diabetic Jules 26 Mar 15 10 59 AM Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding

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  • The Risks to Hair Salon Workers: Dermatitis
    recommended longer length non latex gloves are most suitable and comfortable to use but remember to change gloves after each customer You need to avoid latex gloves because even if you aren t allergic to them many clients could have an allergy to latex and in extreme cases contact can prove fatal Latex is also known to contribute to other skin conditions and asthma Make sure you dry your hands well with a cotton hand towel or paper towel and try to moisturise at the start of each day and every time you wash your hands Moisturisers Fragrance free moisturisers are best because fragrances can cause problems for sensitive skin When applying moisturiser be sure to include your fingertips and wrists which are often neglected Creams which are aqueous or paraffin based are recommended for dermatitis and many other skin conditions because they thoroughly moisturise and help to prevent dryness and cracking Raising awareness Many hair salons have now introduced monthly hand checks for employees to spot any early signs of dermatitis because dermatitis isn t just an inconvenience Skin can become extremely sore and the condition can impact on your life hobbies and social life In 2006 the Health and Safety Executive launched a Bad Hand Day campaign to raise awareness of the serious and long term effects of dermatitis It spelled out the importance of using gloves and thanks to this campaign more hairdressers than ever before are now using gloves at work Many didn t previously use gloves because they thought they might be uncomfortable or might snag in clients hair but after trying them most agreed they didn t cause any problems And celebrity hairdresser Mark Hill who supported the campaign says Buying and wearing non latex gloves to protect your hands from skin damage makes good business sense Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units A Guide to Manual Handling and Lifting Techniques Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my

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  • Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested?
    check Another common problem is bare wires or damage to the flex but this can be easily put right by cutting the flex past the bare wire and reattaching the plug Obviously the person doing the work needs to know basic electrical safety such as always switching off and unplugging an item before carrying out a repair like this Specialists If you prefer to use a specialist contractor they will usually provide you with a written record of when the appliance was tested So if there is any problem with your equipment the fact that you had the testing carried out will show your commitment to safety Often a small sticker will be attached to each plug showing when it was last tested and this provides evidence to staff that the item has been inspected and passed as safe The recommended time between testing varies depending on the appliance involved but is usually every 12 24 months Employee Equipment If employees bring in their own appliances such as toasters or radios it makes sense to have them tested for your own peace of mind since employers are responsible for the safety of any items on the premises If you don t have your electrical items PAT tested and there is an incident such as a fire electric shock or a fatality it will be harder to prove that you have taken your responsibilities under the EAW seriously You could be prosecuted if health and safety inspectors believe you have not taken sufficient care to ensure the safety of staff Previous Page Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units A Guide to Manual Handling and Lifting Techniques Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen to him

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  • Staying Safe When Handling Cash
    Robbers sometimes follow employees home to get the keys to a building and the alarm codes It is a good investment to have a monitored alarm system that includes a duress code That way if you are forced to open a safe you can enter the duress code The safe will still open so the robbers won t realise anything is wrong but entering the duress code will alert the monitoring centre If you are responsible for keeping building and or safe keys make sure that you vary your route home Professional criminals usually follow an intended victim to check their movements If you vary your route regularly it makes it hard for them to plan a spot where they could stop your car Be Alert Always be aware of the vehicles behind you If a vehicle follows you for a suspicious length of time pull over to see if they drive past but only do this in a busy area never on a quiet road Alternatively if you are really worried drive straight to a police station When driving make sure that you keep the doors locked so that no one can jump in when you stop at traffic lights or in a traffic queue Finally when you are driving always be suspicious of people who try to flag you down A common trick is to have someone lying in the road as if injured so that you will pull over and get out of the vehicle It s a good idea to carry a mobile phone that way you can ring the emergency services without getting out of your car Hopefully in a genuine situation other drivers will stop to give assistance When you arrive home try to park where you would easily see someone approaching the vehicle Previous Page Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units A Guide to Manual Handling and Lifting Techniques Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can

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  • The Importance of Adequate Breaks Throughout a Working Day
    do for 10 minutes or so just so that they re not staring at the computer screen all day Therefore whilst it s not always possible where an employer is able to tailor breaks and structure them in a way which suits a particular type of job the benefits will be clear for both the worker and the company alike Previous Page Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Add a Comment Thanks for getting back to me so quickly I have looked at all those sites I was just hoping there might be somewhere official that your list of factors came from so that I could quote them but not to worry Great website many thanks Crumb 31 Jan 16 4 08 PM Crumb Your Question In the article above you mention factors employers should take into account when scheduling breaks We are currently putting together a counter proposal to our employer s plans to change our breaks could you tell me where I can find the original source of this information please I have looked through the Working Time Directive but I may have missed it Many thanks Our Response You could try the HSE link here which gives official guidance gov uk here and ACAS here all of which give the official line WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 28 Jan 16 2 31 PM In the article above you mention factors employers should take into account when scheduling breaks We are currently putting together a counter proposal to our employer s plans to change our breaks could you tell me where I can find the original source of this information please I have looked through the Working Time Directive but I may have missed it Many thanks Crumb 28 Jan 16 2 05 AM I know this is not the normal teaching schedule but I will get about 20 minutes for lunch and 4 minutes to try to share a bathroom between 82 minute classes We start at 7 30 and end at 3 30 plus work at home Sheteck 5 Oct 15 10 06 PM I work in front of a computer all day for 8 hours and only get one 5 minute break in the morning and one 5 minute break in the afternoon and thats only because i smoke otherwise you dont get the 5 minute break including and 30 minute lunch break Is this enough break time The employer also says that if you take the 5 minute breaks then they have to come off your lunch break or it has to be made up at the end of your shift Is this right kimmi 9 Jul 15 9 22 PM Kellyblue sorry we can t give advice on U S law as we are a UK

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  • Working in a Warehouse - Safety Issues
    work at height Previous Page Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Add a Comment I have recently been diagnosed with COPD a disease that effects the lung and breathing Before christmas the warehouse had massive clean up and we were sweeping the floors with brooms the dust was awful and everyone had a cough or cold Surely there should be laws about the amount of dust that is in the air This is a clothing and home store warehouse Please could you give me some advice on this please Dolly 4 Feb 16 9 41 PM I work in a warehouse and im lifting heavy stuff all the time on my own and unloading stuff ive asked for help they just say we dont need two people in the warehouse surely its against health and safety rules ive injured my self several times and been off work chunk 18 Sep 15 9 39 AM We had a cause for concern When some of the boxes came falling out onto the floor when opening a container Door for un loading in our warehouse which could possibly of hit someone I m now trying to prevent this causing anyone harm and been told to use a bed mattress on the floor but wouldn t this just cause more safety issues like fire hazard or falling over I m thinking the best safety option is to prevent the boxes falling out like using a net inside the container not try putting safety in place for it happening again Which is right Eroe 30 Jul 15 3 34 PM deeno what shouldn t be around is glass where someone can cut themselves on it is this that should probably be removed to somewhere safer not a sign put up What was a child doing in a warehouse and how did she manage to cut herself Cass 18 Mar 15 12 23 PM I would like an advise whether there is any health and safety sign I should use in the warehouse as recently a little girl cut her hand withglass whilst her mum was busy shopping l will be very grateful for an urgent response as I recently took up this new job Many thanks deeno 15 Mar 15 10 51 PM I work in the warehouse alone I am afaid something might happened to me and like a box fall on me and I cant get to a phone should there be at lease two people always working in the warehouse because of safety reasons Yolanda Bozonier 16 Jun 14 10 08 PM i drive a forklift truck on nights and have been told no person can come within 3 mts of the forklift truck at any timeand i have to wear

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  • A Guide to Manual Handling and Lifting Techniques
    concern WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 8 Feb 16 11 08 AM I work in a small Ford connect Van and for 3 hours a day 3 days a week I have to be in the back of the van emptying anything between 12 25 coin boxes a day into coin bags with the Max of 3 000 coins in each box can be very heavy I can not sit up straight in the van and my back I slightly arched sitting normally in the van The van itself in the back has a safe taking up half the space anyway so space is tight I have recently started to get constant lower back pain since Christmas When asked my employer for the health and safety report for working with heavy objects in a confined space the simply laughed and said well how would we fill the rest of ur day for u How do I stand As the pain is getting uncomtortable now Whitehog 7 Feb 16 11 34 AM What is the max tonage a peron should lift per 8 hr shift 3 people on each shift rotation made after every loaded trailer avg 5 tone a trailer full day tonage avg 50 tone both shifts Works out at aprox just over 8 tone lifted per person some timeeonly 2 guys rotating so could be alot more is this too much despatcher 3 Feb 16 5 38 PM Hi I gave a 30 mile ride to my daughters partner from the g p to the A and E with a suspected spinal injury on Friday He can hardly feel his toes and is numb and it s getting worse after doing his community service which is almost complete His job was dragging 100kg sacks at a local community project tgat sells the donated items He is just about 20 yrs old All he can think about his completing his C S programme but the sad reality is this once fit young man may have been given a life sentence of being numb from the abdomen down and it s not improving over the weekend the symptoms are intensifying and he s scared This is 2016 this is the U K I expected much more from our PROVIDERS of such projects to be completely and utterly 100 on the H and S Policy and procedures at this stage any supervisor should know these legislations like second nature I will also mention here that lots of people with special needs attend the project to gain skills I will be requesting a ccomplete and thorough investigation into that project and what us actually being allowed to be performed as jobs and or tasks for these VULNERABLE people who due to the nature of their status are UNLIKELY to complain That in itself is an abuse of POWER This is an absolute shambles of a situationand it takes a serious incident for anyone to even bother to look the project over and or pop in to do spot checks Certain people gravitate to specific jobs and they are not always for the right reasons So even support staff and lower management need to be personality tested for the traits of any disorder of personality They are very accurate and would ensure at least some protection for the vulnerable in our society One does not throw a large amount of vulnerable people in one building and let it continue to function with nobody answering to the laws and legislation that is COMPULSORY for everyone else overseeing such projects they should be scrutinised more closely if anything This community based project is working closely with the local authority and somebody is turning a dead ear and a blind eye WELL not now because I am making it MYbusiness to bring it to everyone s attention and I will firstly be requesting a visit from the health and safety officer for the county over to see with their own eyes just exactly what is being expected of these people behind the doors closed to the general public ladyDee 24 Jan 16 4 06 PM I have to carry sandbags for 1maile is that s aloud G 15 Jan 16 9 01 AM my employer is trying to discipline me for not carrying a treadmill upstairs weighing 66kg we did a risk assessment and believe it would of caused a injury is this allowed by my employer ben 8 Jan 16 12 53 PM I work in care I lift and move residents all day and I am in a lot of pain pain in my neck and extreme pain in my lower back Work colleagues and I lift people over 70 80 kilos from their chairs to their wheel chairs and lift them off again to take to a very small bathroom we have to hold them up because they can t walk undo bottom clothing and sit them on the toilet when doing this we have to bend down whilst trying to hold them up is this weight accep table when carrying and bending down Sussie 24 Oct 15 9 18 PM leelaaaaad Your Question I have recently started a job and was lifting 10kg boxes from above head height the pallet of which I was lifting from was approximate stacked 7 to 7half feet high when 1 of the fully packed boxes fell and smashed me clean in the face leaving me with facial injuries I e black cheek bone swelling redness along with dizziness at the time of impact constant head ache also neck muscle pain I was not shown what to to how to use a saftey knife just said do it baring in mind I was lifting opening lifting again to load into hoppers is this LEGAL or the right way tough advice would be help full guys Our Response All employees should be given health and safety training As a minimum new employees must be given an induction which should cover topics such as how to report an accident how to respond in the event of a fire how to use equipment safely who to contact if there is a health and safety issue and how to find information relating to health and safety In addition employees should be trained in the precautions that they need to take when working with equipment or jobs that have significant risks associated with them If the accident happened at work it should be recorded in the company accident book If your workplace does not have an accident book you should write out brief details of the accident and injuries send them to your employer and keep a copy Your contract may say that you have to report an injury at work to your employer Our article Manual Handing at Work may help with more information on what your company should be doing see link here If your company was working outside the employment guidelines then you may be able to claim See CAB link here WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 6 Oct 15 11 15 AM I have recently started a job and was lifting 10kg boxes from above head height the pallet of which I was lifting from was approximate stacked 7 to 7half feet high when 1 of the fully packed boxes fell and smashed me clean in the face leaving me with facial injuries I e black cheek bone swelling redness along with dizziness at the time of impact constant head ache also neck muscle pain i was not shown what to to how to use a saftey knife just said do it baring in mind I was lifting opening lifting again to load into hoppers is this LEGAL or the right way tough advice would be help full guys leelaaaaad 5 Oct 15 11 44 AM ja You should visit your GP and get a doctors note which will excuse you from heavy lifting Abs 19 Aug 15 12 27 PM I hurt my wrist recently and can t manage heavy objects my boss is forcing me to lift stuff and told me to get proof that I can t do it He is being nasty and won t stop with me I was recently off with anxiety and getting that way again what can I do Ja 18 Aug 15 4 49 PM Hi My work involves 50kg of lifting Is this even legal nelz 4 Aug 15 9 05 AM hi im currently studying my business administration certificate III For one of my assignments I have to do it about Contribute to the health and safety of others I m having trouble with a certain question it is If a manual handling job is too difficult what should you do Can you please advice me with something that is related to that question Thanks burgo 20 Jul 15 12 11 AM hi i just wondered how you come to the conclusion that nothing over 25kg should be lifted As far as iam aware there is actually no limit set as to what weight you can legally lift if its mid waiste then i thought it was 25kg according to the HSE risk assessment but you can carry more depending on the companies dynamic risk assessment is this right or not matt 14 Jul 15 10 07 AM sam this is a tricky question as if you are still on probation then you may need to re assess whether this is the job for you given that the job involves heavy lifting as a pre requisite and this is listed in your contract However as specified in the article if your employer does not seem concerned about the issue you could point out that all employers have responsibilities to their workers under manual handling regulations introduced in 1992 Also if you do suffer an injury or feel ANY pain while lifting or landling an object stop immediately and speak to your employer Make sure that the incident is recorded because it could be some hours later before you realise the true extent of the damage You might also want to visit your GP if this is becoming and issue as you do not want any further repercussions Also if you have burned yourself on the equipment this needs to be reported and recorded either through HR or directly with your employer Should you need any further information or to see whether your employer is working within your employment guidelines you may like to give ACAS a call via the link here I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 13 Jul 15 10 17 AM Hi I recently started my first job and it s hard going I ve told my employer I have back problems and he told me it was bs So he s now told me I have to lift things he tells me to I ve had to lift 3 10kg bags of meat 20kg or bones 20 litre drums of oil and heavy hot trays which I ve burnt myself on due to the weight I ve told him ill always attempt to lift items but I may not always be able to As a result of these lifts I now have extreme back pain and can barely move I m 18 5 6 and 115 pounds I d this acceptable or do I need to talk to someone about these issues sam 10 Jul 15 1 09 AM I work in a textile factory and suffered injuries to my left leg and right knww whilst moving boxes of yarn weighing over 26kg in total each box These boxes are large and bulky each containing 12 2kg cones of yarn They are stacked on the pallets six high approx 6ft total height As I couldn t reach the top boxes to lift down I had to stand on an actual box to reach the top layer was shown this method by another employee I did this as I didn t feel secure standing on thesmall kick trolley as the boes were heavy and large So when I reached over to pull a box forward to lift iit it threw me off balance and I fell twisting my right knee badly and injuring my left shin on a wooden pallet This resulted in a bad leg infection which has left my shin permanently marked and misshapen but has also injuring my knee so badly that I now need to have a full knee replacement later this year I was off work for seven monthsand have recently returned to work doing light duties Do you think I may have grounds to seek a claim Knitwit 27 Jun 15 9 48 AM I work in a textile factory and suffered injuries to my left leg and right knww whilst moving boxes of yarn weighing over 26kg in total each box These boxes are large and bulky each containing 12 2kg cones of yarn They are stacked on the pallets six high approx 6ft total height As I couldn t reach the top boxes to lift down I had to stand on an actual box to reach the top layer was shown this method by another employee I did this as I didn t feel secure standing on thesmall kick trolley as the boes were heavy and large So when I reached over to pull a box forward to lift iit it threw me off balance and I fell twisting my right knee badly and injuring my left shin on a wooden pallet This resulted in a bad leg infection which has left my shin permanently marked and misshapen but has also injuring my knee so badly that I now need to have a full knee replacement later this year I was off work for seven monthsand have recently returned to work doing light duties Do you think I may have grounds to seek a claim Knitwit 27 Jun 15 12 42 AM In In my workplace I have been told to use a grille It is a large supposedly eye level grille Very old and some of the slots where the grille pan should sit are bent making it difficult to pull out This along with the fact that for me at 5ft 4 iniches it is actually above my head I have told the management that I will not use it as I would be lifting the pan laden withhot food above my head One member of staff pulled out the grille pan with hot toasted teacakes on it Because of the bent rails it stuck she pulled the pan hard and all the hot contents hit he in the face I considered she was lucky the food was not cheese on toast as this could have caused her serious injury I believe the management consider that I am making a mountain out of molehills Your opinion would be most appreciated dide 15 Jun 15 7 51 PM Andrew you can report your workplace concern via the HSE link here if you think your company has breached its health and safety law I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 11 Jun 15 12 12 PM Hi I work for a warranty I lift wheels upto 25kg from anywhere ranging from head height to the floor I recently was seen on camera lifting 1 6 times above my head as a weight They say it s gross misconduct as it s against health safetly If that is so surely I shouldn t of been aloud to take them over 6 foot trolleys for over 3 years Andrew 9 Jun 15 7 23 PM I work for a furniture store and have to carry heavy furniture up stairs flats etc over 50kg and some 110kg What I am supposed to do is lift prpperly but it is sometimes impossible in confined spaces I want to know what compensation I would get if I have to give up work for life due to an injury whiteshark 28 May 15 10 01 PM If the lift is out if use can they make you carry it up and down the stairs I work in retail me 19 May 15 10 11 AM Tiffin I suggest you give Acas a call via the link here in order to see where you stand legally I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 13 May 15 2 10 PM Hi I trained on a farm where they used trollies to transport the feed I then moved to another farm under development I asked daily where the trollies were but I was always given the answer that the manager is slow at getting these things and costs My feet then started to hurt so I changed from boots to wellies which didn t help so asked if I could wear my own they said no but then I was walking in my shed in just socks until I went to the chiropodist and he said I should quit my job I therefore quit In 4 weeks no one was concerned whatsoever about my feet complaints I was carrying buckets of 17kg up and down a concrete yard over 100m repetitively everyday in steel toed boots We had been on a manual handling course so we re carrying them correctly there was just lack of equipment I then spoke to the manager after who said they weren t necessarily going to provide trollies and it wasn t high risk Even though we were doing a load of other jobs using the same muscles If I had been made aware of the risks I would have known to stop straight away with the pain and wouldn t have done it at all if the equipment was never going to be provided I am out of a job because I thought it was my fault but actually it was due to their lack of duty of care Is there anything I can do now I am suffering from repetitive strain injuries

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