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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Health and Safety News

    British Safety Council Health and Safety for Directors and Senior Managers

    By David Brown on June 15, 2014

    Safety should always be a top priority in any workplace to help prevent accidents and injuries to employees and visitors. The construction industry can have many potential hazards therefore, managers and those in senior positions have a responsibility to learn health and safety policies in order to train employees and ensure their safety at all times. This Health and Safety for Directors and Senior Managers course offered by the British Safety Council teaches those in senior positions their legal responsibility to keep their employees safe and how this is adopted into the everyday workplace. It covers legal duties and teaches employers how health and safety policies benefit everyone when it comes to safety and the prevention of accidents. The Health and Safety for Directors and Senior Managers course explains why following best practice in your industry is important and how to manage potential hazards by reducing the risk of accident or injury. All employers must have an understanding of how important health and safety procedures are in the construction industry as well as in every other industry, but accidents may still have the potential to happen despite adequate training.

    How could an accident occur?

    Accidents can simply be caused by slipping on wet scaffolding or tripping over loose wires, but this can also easily be prevented by employing health and safety procedures and thinking of others. Moving wires out of the way, cleaning up spillages and introducing proper signage into a construction site can prevent various accidents and injuries so courses like Health and Safety for Directors and Senior Managers are important for any industry. If this training is not followed or put into practice on a daily basis, then someone may fall from height or a serious injury could occur due to carelessness. If there is evidence of negligence, then you can give Accident Advice Helpline a call.

    How can we help?

    As a law firm which has been in business since the year 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped thousands of claimants win compensation for accidents that were the fault of a third party. It is your legal right to be safe while you work and you have the right to compensation if your accident or injury could have been prevented. As we operate on a no win, no fee* basis you do not have to pay anything up front and therefore have nothing to lose. The helpline is open 24 hours a day and we offer no-obligation advice to those who call.

    Source: British Safety Council

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    Date Published: June 15, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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