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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

    Have you tripped on trailing wires?

    Trailing wires may not seem like an obvious hazard, but they can actually lead to serious accidents. If you’ve tripped on trailing wires in an office or even in a factory or retail store, you could find yourself eligible to make a personal injury claim. It’s up to your employer to ensure your working environment….

    Top 5 dangers of being a glazier

    ContentsLacerations, facial and eye injuriesWhat can you do about your negligent employer?Working as a glazier may not seem like a dangerous job compared to being employed in construction or agriculture, but some of the dangers of being a glazier could make it more likely that you’ll be injured at work than somebody who works in….

    What to do if you were put at risk by your job

    Most of us have an understanding that some jobs are potentially more dangerous to do than others. For example, working as a police officer comes with its risks, whereas working in an office would appear to be one of the safest jobs around. However, in each and every case, it is largely dependent on health….

    What is the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)?

    Some workplaces require their workers to use substances that could potentially be damaging to their health if not used or handled in the correct manner. Similarly some workplaces will have substances like this that are used by some workers but not by the majority of them. In all these cases the employers must make sure….

    HSE updates gas safety guidelines

    New safety guidelines have been introduced to help people use and install gas appliances. The updated rules from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) deal with the safe installation, maintenance and use of gas systems and appliances in domestic and commercial properties. They will apply to those who install, service, maintain or repair gas appliances and….

    Compensation for inadequate health and safety

    Every workplace should follow the health and safety rules and regulations that are in force today. These are mandatory and specific rules may apply to specific workplaces. However every workplace will need to ensure its workers are always safe and able to do the work required of them in a safe environment where no dangers….

    The Abrasive Wheels Safety Training Course

    The Abrasive Wheels Safety Training course is offered by a number of organisations but is essential for anyone who comes into contact with or works with abrasive wheels. These include chop saws, angle grinders and Stihl saws among many other types of equipment. The course is particularly useful for those who work in the construction….

    Compensation for a lack of health and safety

    Most of us are fully aware of health and safety. We may not know all the health and safety laws and procedures that are in place but we certainly know they apply in a wide variety of situations and workplaces. Without them there would be far more accidents and injuries reported than is actually the….

    BSC Level 2 Award in COSHH Risk Assessment

    The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 are of particular importance in the construction industry where dangerous chemicals and airborne materials may damage the health of a worker if exposure is not adequately controlled. The Level 2 Award in COSHH Risk Assessment offered by the British Safety Council enables employers to identify the….

    Most bizarre health and safety cases: No boiled sweets on aeroplanes

    Are sweets a health and safety factor? When you think about airplane flying then you probably will not consider boiled sweets as a health and safety factor. Neither did Sandra Scott from Kingston until she was denied a boiled sweet on take off by a member of the air cabin crew on the grounds of….

    Important workplace accident prevention strategies

    Have you suffered either minor or serious injuries in an accident at your workplace? Whether you work in retail or on a construction site, a lack of regard for health and safety on your employer’s part could increase your risk of being injured in an accident at work. There are some workplace accident prevention strategies….

    Common hazards in the logistics industry

    ContentsHow could you be injured whilst working in logistics?How serious are your injuries?The logistics industry encompasses a wide range of roles, including store and warehouse workers, fork lift drivers, mail sorters and couriers. If you’re working in logistics, you’re probably aware of some of the common hazards in the logistics industry, but maybe you’ve already….

    The consequences of poor kitchen safety practices

    Everyone appreciates a nice clean kitchen. However, while you no doubt make sure your own kitchen is clean, you never know what the kitchens will look like in restaurants and takeaways, where you order and eat food without seeing where it has been prepared. The consequences of poor kitchen safety practices are quite obvious, and….

    Compensation for incorrect lifting instructions

    Working as a delivery driver, removal man, warehouse assistant or other job which requires manual handling can be risky for a number of reasons. You’ll normally be lifting fairly heavy loads, and this means it’s imperative that your employer provides you with manual handling training, so that you’re aware of how to lift heavy items….

    Why take an Introduction to Health & Safety training course?

    Most people are aware of the Health and Safety at Work Act. However it can sometimes be difficult to sort through the complicated phrasing and wording to get to the bottom of what the act really stands for. This is why many professional training organisations provide introductory training courses in this area. The Introduction to….

    Suffering an injury caused by incorrect training

    Work-related injuries received over the long term can be incredibly debilitating. Injuries to discs, ligaments and muscles happen very gradually so that the victim often won’t realise what is happening until they find themselves in a severe amount of pain. Most often these injuries are caused by manual handling, or rather an incorrect method of….

    Top 5 dangers of working with gas

    Gas engineers must be registered on the Gas Safe register in order to be allowed to work with gas. Many people will be aware of at least some of the dangers of working with gas, but there are others that may not be as obvious. Either way, it is imperative that those working with gas….

    What is the Collaboration for Accident Prevention and Injury Control (CAPIC)?

    The Collaboration for Accident Prevention and Injury Control (CAPIC) is a collaboration of organisations and individuals supporting injury prevention in Wales, supported by the Welsh government. The organisation supports a network of injury prevention practitioners and provides: Access to information and newsletters on injury prevention initiatives Information on the scale of injury problems in Wales….

    What is the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)?

    The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) is one of the UK’s main health and safety pre-qualification schemes. It has been set up to reassure clients about a company’s competence and health and safety systems and those participating in the scheme must meet certain standards. By participating in CHAS, managers and company owners can….

    The British Safety Council Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment

    British Safety Council courses cover a wide range of health and safety issues and are available to complete online. This makes them accessible to people who are unable to take time off from work and also to those who want to get a few qualifications under their belt before applying for jobs. Just because these….

    The best workplace accident investigation techniques

    Have you been injured in an accident at work? Whether you work as a sales assistant in a shop or a technician in a laboratory, there is the risk of accidents happening no matter how careful you are. So what can you do if you have been injured and you’re sure somebody else is to….

    Laboratory accidents: inadequate training

    Laboratory work often involves use of specialist equipment and a variety of potentially harmful substances. In order to prevent employees being injured at work, employers are required by law to ensure all employees are properly trained in the use of relevant equipment, proper procedures and the use of protective/ safety equipment. Health & Safety Executive….

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