As the world’s largest health and safety membership organisation, The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) helps prevent many accidents simply by offering various training courses to employers and employees in a range of industries. Employers in the construction industry can make use of many of these courses in order to prevent serious accidents, injuries and illnesses from happening while on-site.
Over 130,000 people take an IOSH course on an annual basis and they offer a range of courses to help managers, supervisors, team leaders, health and safety officers and employees maintain a safe working environment. Courses include Managing Safely, Working Safely and the General Certificate of Occupational Health and Safety among many other accredited training courses.
IOSH has 40,000 members and offers courses in a variety of countries and in a range of languages to enable everyone to train in safe working practices. Although training should be an important aspect of any workplace’s health and safety policy, accidents still have the potential to occur.
How training can prevent accidents
Courses such as Managing Safely and Working Safely teach managers, supervisors and workers the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace. Courses teach individuals to conduct risk assessments on a daily basis in order to minimise the risk of accident or injury.
However, if this training is not followed and kept up to date, there may be failures in health and safety which could have serious consequences.
Injuries have the potential to occur when working from height or when working with dangerous machinery. Simply following training can prevent workers from having an accident, however if there is evidence of negligence, a claim may be made to the party at fault.
How to make a claim
Should you have an accident that was someone else’s fault then you can call a compensation claims company like Accident Advice Helpline to assist you. We work with a team of solicitors and we will refer you to the relevant expert if you give us a call on our free 24-hour helpline.
Provided your accident, injury or illness happened within the last three years and you have evidence that someone else was at fault, then we can process your claim and may be able to win you a cash payout to help you with any financial difficulties. Our no win, no fee* policy means that you do not have to pay us anything unless we win your case.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown