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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Category : Health and safety at work

    A quick and easy work hazards definition


    Are you wondering what we mean when we talk about work hazards? How do you know when something is hazardous, and whether it might pose a threat or problem to those working nearby? Having a proper work hazards definition to refer to can be very useful no matter which industry you work in. No two….

    Just what is a work hazard?


    We’ve all heard plenty about hazards at work, and some of us may even have first-hand experience of them. But what is a work hazard, and how can it lead to accidents happening to people in the immediate area? A hazard can be identified as something that could potentially harm people. It could mean a….

    Have work activity hazards caused you harm?


    Few of us think about potential work activity hazards when we go to work each day. Yet some people are injured each year because of the presence of such hazards. The numbers may be small compared to the number of people working each year, but they still represent people who were hurt when this could….

    Understanding work hazards during pregnancy


    Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life, albeit one that seems to bring new challenges and changes every day. It is also a time when she will need to consider potential work hazards during pregnancy – hazards that could change regularly, and which may be very different depending on the job being done…..

    Are all workplace hazards avoidable?


    Hazards can cause injury and illness to people in all kinds of ways. This is true of a variety of situations, both in and outside of work. However, while some accidents are freak accidents that could not have been predicted in any manner, most hazards are avoidable, particularly if we know what they are and….

    A helpful work hazards checklist to use


    How many hazards does your workplace have? Some are more hazardous than others, but no workplace would be immune from hazards altogether. Thus, it is important and useful to have a work hazards checklist that highlights some of the potential hazards that might appear. Most employers will use something like this to identify hazards that….

    Watch out for these common work-related hazards


    You may guess that some hazards are more common than others, and this applies just as much in the workplace as in other locations. But how many common work-related hazards could you name? Which ones might be present in your workplace if they are not identified and minimised, and which might equally be present in….

    A brief list of work hazards to be aware of


    Most of us don’t stop to think about our personal safety when we go to work every day. The truth is that no matter which industry you work in, there are hazards around every corner which can and do lead to accidents occurring. Whilst you take some responsibility for your own safety at work, it’s….

    Have work health hazards caused you harm?


    When you go to work, whether you are employer full-time or part-time, in an office or on a construction site, the last thing you expect to have to worry about is work health hazards. Most of us show up at work, do our jobs and then go home afterwards without thinking about our personal safety,….

    Help with work equipment hazards and control


    Are you worried about work equipment hazards and control at your place of work? Who is ultimately responsible for hazards that could cause an injury? What can you do if you’ve been injured at work? Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has offered advice and answers to all these questions to anybody that calls us, and….

    Jobs that face overhead work hazards


    You might be wondering what kind of jobs could possibly face overhead work hazards – in fact there are a number of jobs where overhead hazards could be a risk. If you work in agriculture, loading and unloading trucks could cause you to come into contact with overhead power lines, with the risk of electrocution…..

    Getting injured by work equipment hazards


    What equipment do you work with on a daily basis? If you work in an office, your go-to equipment may be a photocopier, PC and printer, whilst if you’re employed in a factory, you may be using equipment such as heavy machinery on a regular basis. Obviously, the more dangerous the equipment, the more likely….

    Some hot work hidden hazards to be aware of


    If you work in an environment with hot items then there are some hot work hidden hazards that you need to be aware of. You may work in a commercial kitchen, in a bar or restaurant, or in a factory or warehouse. These hidden hazards could cause an accident at any time, and if you….

    Some examples of work hazards that can injure you


    When most of us go to work every morning, we don’t really stop to think about our personal safety whilst we’re there. If you work in a ‘dangerous’ industry such as in an industrial setting or in agriculture, then you may be more aware of health and safety than most employees, but the truth is….

    Are common work hazards preventable?


    Modern health and safety laws mean accidents in the workplace are quite rare now, especially when compared to the time before the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was brought in. However, there are still common work hazards that can potentially lead people to suffer injuries if those hazards are not recognised and dealt….

    How to limit workstation hazards


    Most people would agree some workplaces are more hazardous than others, or at least have the potential to be if employers don’t undertake regular risk assessments and checks to identify and handle any possible risks. Most people would also assume offices are safe in the grand scheme of things, but you’d be surprised how many….

    Understanding the most common types of work hazards


    If someone asked you what the most common types of work hazards were, would you know the answer? These are typically hazards that can be found in all workplaces, or at least a vast number of them. They are also hazards that can easily be prevented if the right action is taken to minimise the….

    Free working at height hazards and control advice


    Working at height isn’t something everyone will need to contend with while at work. However, some jobs do require this to be done, and if you are in one of those jobs, it makes sense to learn everything you can about working at height hazards and control advice. Perhaps surprisingly, the first element to consider….

    Who is responsible for preventing work site hazards?


    Most workplaces have the potential for work site hazards to crop up if they are not adequately managed, and no risk assessments are done. Thankfully, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 has reduced accidents and illnesses at work by a huge number each year. Any potential hazard in a working environment should be….

    Helpful work equipment hazards and risk control


    Understanding and recognising work equipment hazards and risk control procedures can do wonders to reduce the chances of anyone being injured in the workplace. Equipment is often used to make jobs easier to do and complete. However, while equipment can save time and make a job more straightforward, it can also make it potentially more….

    What accident prevention methods can really help?


    When it comes to accidents at work or in public places, prevention is better than cure, and accident prevention methods can prevent accidents from occurring which could lead to serious injuries, even fatalities. When you’re at work, your employer takes responsibility for your safety, and there are accident prevention methods they can utilise to reduce….

    Does your employer offer accident prevention training?


    Accident prevention is the key to keeping staff safe at work, and employers should take health and safety in the workplace very seriously. If something goes wrong and it can be proven that there was more they could have done to prevent an accident from happening, they could be held liable and ordered to pay….

    How accident prevention at work can save lives


    Have you been injured in an accident at work? It’s easy to think that workplace accidents only happen in the most dangerous industries and workplaces; for example if you work on a construction site or in a factory. Actually, accidents at work can happen in almost any type of environment, whether you work in a….


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