It’s obvious that health and safety hazards can exist on worksites filled with heavy machinery and equipment, but did you know that an office is one of the most common workplaces for accidents and injuries?
Do a quick Google search and you’ll find masses of information about how to keep your back safe while sat at a desk, but there are other risks looming around your office that you should be aware of.
Let’s take a look at a few:
Boxes, files and various items piled in walkways can create a tripping hazard. Our London chiropractor is urging all office staff to keep their workplaces as clutter-free as possible. One fall can lead to a lifetime of back pain, after all.
Marble/ Tile Flooring
Those giant, shiny marble tiles may look the part, but they can become extremely slippery when wet. Carpets can be especially helpful at entrance ways, where you and your colleagues are sometimes likely to be coming in with wet shoes.
Being a little bit on the messy side could put you in serious trouble when it comes to your health. Open drawers on desks and file cabinets are major tripping hazards, so make sure you always completely close drawers after you have finished using them.
Work hard. Work Safe.