The Insurance Shop Tip 53 – Do You Have a Walk-In Freezer Unit?

The Insurance Shop Tip 53 – Do You Have a Walk-In Freezer Unit?

January 5th, 2016

In the years that we have been dealing with claims I can tell you that there have been a number of injuries sustained by staff members slipping on the floors of walk-in freezers which is hardly a major surprise.

Speak with your service engineers to enquire if your unit is sufficiently maintained and as to what type of footwear staff should be instructed to wear to avoid potential slips.

One recent rather terrifying incident was reported to me when a staff member went into a unit one evening and when she failed to return to the shop floor within a reasonable time the duty manager went looking for her and found her lying face down on the floor of the freezer unit. Thankfully she was and is perfectly fine. She thought that she might have banged her head on a shelf but it is also possible that she simply fainted.

As the manager said to me with immense relief – “thank heaven I didn’t think she had left for the evening as I locked up a short while later!”

You must have a safe working system in place to avoid this potential horrific occurrence.

Always remember – call us to discuss any/every incident. We will advise and guide you.

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