In most cases machinery accidents are caused by an employer’s failure to meet health and safety regulations outlined in the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974).
The machinery used in an industrial workplace can be highly dangerous therefore it is essential that it is used with care and precision. When using dangerous machinery employees must be provided with safety training, no matter whether they have used similar equipment during previous employment.
Alongside providing machinery safety training employers must also ensure that the machines are serviced and, if needed, repaired regularly as accidents can also occur as a result of faulty machinery however this can be easily avoided.
Our solicitors have also seen many cases where machinery accidents have been caused by employers failing to provide safety guards and protective clothing to their staff members, which is another health and safety requirement.