Unless you have a job that involves working alone all the time, the chances are you will work with other people at some points in your working day. Regardless of where you work, everyone has a duty of care to work safely and to perform their jobs to the best of their abilities.
Working safely with others is much easier to do if you have all been properly trained for the roles you are employed to do. If this is not the case, there is a much higher chance of someone being injured because someone else doesn’t know what they are doing.
Health and safety
This is an important element in every workplace. Some jobs are more dangerous than others, but working safely with others can help ensure everyone finishes every day without any chance of injury occurring. This is the ideal situation to be in if everyone works towards it.
Using appropriate safety equipment and making sure it is regularly maintained is just one example of how we can all work safely with the people around us. Don’t be afraid to point out any potential dangers or problems that might exist with the way the people around you are working. Ignoring any potential problems could result in injury to them and you.
Remember that everyone has a duty to work safely
There are many ways we can work safely, no matter where we are. For example, it is important to recognise that some areas may be off limits to some workers. Does this include you? Always be sure to understand all the rules and regulations that exist in your workplace, so you know when you will need to follow them and why. Negligence in the workplace could potentially result in some serious accidents occurring, and these can have life-changing effects for those who are injured.
Accident Advice Helpline knows this only too well. We have come across many cases where people have been injured at work through no fault of their own. We have also been able to prove negligence in many cases, winning compensation for the people involved. Call 0800 689 0500 today, for free, to find out if we could help out. For the sake of one phone call you could find out whether a professional injury compensation lawyer could assist you in getting some compensation for what happened to you.
Date Published: January 25, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead