Formed in 1979, the awarding body NEBOSH offers a variety of health and safety qualifications to workers, managers and employees all over the world.
Approximately 50,000 people attend a NEBOSH course every year and the certifications are recognised by the relevant bodies such as the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. In any industry, safety should be a top priority but it is particularly important in the construction industry where the risks of injury can have serious consequences.
A number of courses are available to take for senior members of staff and employees including the National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety and the National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management. All courses are designed to enable individuals to understand the risks in their place of work and how to reduce the risk of a potential hazard.
They also train individuals how to be more aware of potential accidents and how to prevent them. Although taking these courses should help to prevent any injuries, there is still the potential for an accident to occur, particularly if training is not put into practice.
How accidents may still occur
If everyone takes health and safety seriously in your place of work and there is a good attitude to health and safety in general, then accidents, injuries and illnesses should be rare. However, if just one person is negligent, head injuries, broken bones, fractures and back injuries all have the potential to occur. In addition, breathing in toxic fumes or exposure to hazardous materials can cause injury or illness.
There are safe practices to follow when facing any risky task and everyone is responsible for their own safety to a degree. This means wearing personal protective equipment and following health and safety procedures. However, if there is evidence of negligence on the part of someone else and you are injured as a result, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you
As a law firm which has been in business since the year 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped thousands of victims of accidents that were someone else’s fault. As we operate under a no win, no fee policy you can give us a call and we will not ask for a fee unless you choose to go through with your claim and we win your case.
The law states that everyone has a right to compensation should an accident be the result of someone else’s negligence so ensure that you keep any evidence of the incident and we can help you win a cash payout.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown