The use of rotary floor machines presents a variety of hazards, including slips, trips and falls, electricity, manual handling and exposure to hazardous substances.
Anyone undertaking this task must receive adequate training to ensure they can work without harm to themselves or others.
Every machine has its own potential hazards and the hard floor scrubber is no exception. Slips, trips and falls; electrical hazards, manual handling hazards and hazardous substances are just some of the hazards that cleaners must be aware of when conducting this task.
Employers have legal duties to protect their workers from possible equipment hazards to ensure the safety of themselves and anyone else in the vicinity. This includes ensuring a suitable sufficient risk assessment is in place along with suitable controls, including the provision of an adequate level of training.