At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve been dealing with claims for all types of personal injury compensation for many years now, including accidents at work. In this time, we have obtained an expert knowledge when it comes to health & safety practices in the workplace. In this article, we’ll be having a look at the repercussions of inadequate workplace safety training.
Why is inadequate workplace safety training problematic?
It is fair to say that the modern workplace contains a number of potential safety hazards and no job can be considered entirely accident free. It is essential to receive adequate safety training, particularly when it comes to operating machinery or potential hazards which could result in a serious slip, trip or fall.
To give a few examples, if you have not received the correct training in the operation of a machine, you could suffer a severe injury such as a head, neck or shoulder injury. This also applies to ergonomics in the workplace, for example if you work at a computer. It is important to ensure that your workplace is ergonomically managed in order to avoid developing a repetitive strain injury. This includes ensuring that your monitor is adjusted to the correct height and your chair is positioned to promote good posture. It is impossible to exhaustively list all of the potential accidents that could arise as the result of inadequate safety training. If you are unsure about a procedure or feel that you have not received sufficient training in a particular area, it is important to raise this issue with your supervisor or manager. Prevention is better than the cure and most employers will only be too willing to help you when it comes to your personal safety in the workplace.
Been injured at work and it wasn’t your fault?
If you’ve suffered a work-related injury within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by friendly, professional advisors. All of our claims are handled on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket in the unfortunate event that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice