Whether you are a gardener, scientist, cleaner or work in any other job that involves using or storing poisonous chemicals, it is important that you understand how dangerous they are and how to store poisonous chemicals safely after use in order to avoid an accident at work.
Should you receive training on how to store poisonous chemicals?
If your job involves using and/or storing harmful chemicals then yes, you should receive training. By having someone show or demonstrate how to store these poisonous chemicals safely it will be easier for you to stay safe and potentially prevent a work accident from occurring.
Your training should be an in-depth session that shows you everything you need to know when dealing with poisonous chemicals, from protective clothing to being shown where you should store them and how far you need to store them away from other chemicals.
When should you receive the training?
In order to prevent an accident at work you should receive training on how to store poisonous chemicals safely right at the start, before you start working with them. This means that you have an understanding of them and so there is less risk of sustaining a nasty work injury. The sooner you receive training, the sooner you and the company are safer from harm.
If the company works on the basis of learning as you go, the risk of an accident at work is much higher as you may not be aware of how to handle or store the harmful chemicals.
If you have sustained an injury due to negligence shown by your employer then you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in cases such as accident at work injury claims.
With our expert team of lawyers possessing over 10 years’ worth of experience, we can assist in making the claims process as simple and as stress-free as possible. In many cases, owing to our expertise, many of our clients are able to settle their work injury claim without going to court.
If you’d like to know whether you are able to make a claim for compensation, head to our website to try our simple 30-second compensation calculator. Alternatively, give our friendly and professionally trained advisors a call on our 24-hour freephone 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown