Stacking shelves whether in a store, warehouse, library or office will inevitably involve lifting.
It is not just the weight of an object that can result in a lifting injury but also the shape of the object, the distance the object is carried and the way the object is stacked.
Some employers do not appreciate the risk posed to employees who stack shelves either as their main duty or as part of their daily routine.
Employers must carry out risk assessments to consider ways to reduce a risk of injury and also to consider whether you, the employee, is capable of performing those duties.
Accident claims for Shelf Stacking Injuries in Blackpool and surrounding areas
- Stacking items above shoulder height
- Lifting objects from below mid-thigh height
- No warnings of weight on the objects
- Restricted space to lift the weight
- Awkward sized objects
These are just a few of the common risks that are missed by employers and which subsequently result in a lifting injury.
If you have been injured whilst stacking shelves or simply lifting at work then contact Graham Coffey & Co Work Injury Solicitors for a free consultation.
Providing an employer has devoted sufficient time to consider the risks posed when stacking shelves there are often ways to reduce those risks;
- Limit storage to shoulder height
- Improve shelf access by having rotating shelves
- Ensure sufficient space in lifting / stacking areas
- Label objects which are particularly heavy
- Provide lifting training to employees
- Check employees health before assigning shelf stacking duties
If your employer has not implemented any of the above and you have suffered a shelf stacking injury then contact Graham Coffey & Co Shelf Stacking Injury specialists. Our solicitors are trained to identify failures by your employer and help you to recover compensation for your injury.
Serving Greater Manchester, Including Bolton: Lifting Injury Solicitors
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