Pigeon Fouling slip claim exceeds £27,000 at Paddington Station

Bird fouling brings several health and safety risks, including the increased risk of slips, trips and falls and news broke last week of the financial costs that claims brought against this Network Rail have seen, with one commuter receiving £27,602 after ‘possibly slipping’ on Pigeon Guano at Paddington Station https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49256251

Slips, Trips and Falls are the most reported injuries by members of the public and every company has an obligation under The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act) to ensure the health and safety of employees, so far as reasonably practicable. Eco Environmental can provide Deterrent Systems that will protect areas from birds perching and subsequently fouling areas below. Areas such as entrance steps, front or rear canopies, loading bays or any escape routes require particular attention – these areas can have heavy footfall which further increases the risk of slips. Bird Wire, Bird Spikes and Bird Netting are possible Bird Deterrent Systems to consider depending on the size and location of the problem.

If you have an area that continually suffers from Bird Fouling contact our team on 01752 669009 or info@ecoltd.net and let Eco provide the most suitable Bird Deterrent solution to the problem!

Published 12th August 2019

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