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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

    The consequences of negligent colleagues

    Most people work with colleagues, no matter what kind of job they do. In most cases, your fellow workers will work together as a team, with you included. You will all work towards a common goal, whatever that may be in the context of the business you work for. The consequences of negligent colleagues can….

    Top 5 dangers of being a refuse collector

    Refuse collectors have a surprisingly hazardous job – and if you’re not careful, you could be injured at work and forced to take time off to recover. But what are the dangers of being a refuse collector? Here are some examples to share with you. Hazards of refuse collection Being injured by hazardous waste. Chemicals,….

    Compensation for contravening health and safety regulations

    Health and safety regulations are in place to protect you whilst you’re at work, and whilst many of us don’t pay much attention to them, we should do. These regulations are there to make sure you stay safe and reduce the risk of accidents occurring, and contravening health and safety regulations could have serious consequences….

    What is the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)?

    IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) promotes the safe use of Powered Access Equipment all over the world which means it is an invaluable organisation within the construction industry. As training is required in order to be safe when using this kind of equipment, the courses offered are often undertaken by those who work regularly with….

    What is the British Safety Council?

    The British Safety Council was created several decades ago to help make the British workplace safer than it was back then. In the intervening years it has done an outstanding job of making this a reality. If you have heard of the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, you may be interested to know….

    The City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

    Being aware of health and safety in the workplace can be the difference between preventing an accident and causing one. The Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is offered by the British Safety Council to managers, team leaders and supervisors who are responsible for the safety of employees within the workplace. The….

    Compensation for contravening health and safety regulations

    We have all heard about health and safety laws and regulations. Every business, no matter what industry it is in or what type of work it performs, should adhere to all these regulations at all times. Contravening health and safety regulations is a serious offence, and it is one that could potentially put the lives….

    Compensation for a non-existent risk assessment

    Risk assessments are an important part of any business. What are they? They’re documents filled out to assess the risk of a particular project, situation or working environment. For example, your employer may carry out a risk assessment before work commences on a roof repair project or risk assess the working environment in your factory…..

    Compensation for poor scaffolding safety practices

    When you work with scaffolding, you trust your boss or foreman to ensure that the scaffolding you’re using is erected properly and safe to use. What about if it’s not fit to carry the weight that’s needed and it buckles, collapsing and leaving you suffering after a fall from height? Poor scaffolding safety practices have….

    Compensation for injuries caused by unguarded nip points

    Industrial machinery can be potentially dangerous if it is not properly maintained or used. Thanks to a series of strong health and safety laws such incidents are rare. Companies and businesses up and down the country realise the importance of ensuring no potential hazards are present when these machines are in used or being maintained….

    Compensation for abattoir safety failings

    The environments in which livestock are butchered and their carcasses prepared for food are amongst the most hazardous facing UK workers. The equipment used to kill and process animals is potentially lethal, so these workplaces should be safety-conscious. However, just like any other industrial environment, abattoir safety failings can occur, jeopardising the health of employees. There can be incidents….

    The BSC International Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health

    Those who have any responsibility for health and safety in the workplace can undertake the International Certificate for Occupational Safety and Health offered by the British Safety Council. The application of basic health and safety can go a long way to preventing injuries, illness and workplace accidents therefore, it is important that everyone is trained….

    Most bizarre health and safety cases: Daffodils a danger to the public?

    You often hear the words, ‘health and safety gone mad’ and ‘compensation culture’ these days, but when is compensation justified, and when is it right to enforce health and safety guidelines to protect the public? Health and safety is a serious business and one which we should all be aware of, but when does preventing….

    Health and Safety: Bad Reputation, Good Ideas

    Health and safety gets a bad rap these days. Its critics say the very term epitomises the ‘nanny state’ mentality of this country and point to ridiculous examples of this being taken too far: children being banned from bringing their own inflatable lilos to a Bournemouth swimming pool in case they harboured germs; students being….

    Standard workplace accident procedure

    For most of us who go to work we do not have to be concerned about workplace accidents because they are such a rarity, and if we don’t tend to worry about accidents then we certainly don’t contemplate what a serious injury in the workplace could mean for us. Yet, if you have been the….

    Top 5 dangers of working in a hospital

    Whether you work as a doctor, nurse, cleaner or some other role, working in a hospital can be dangerous. There are plenty of dangers of working in a hospital that we don’t stop to think about – we’re here to tell you some of the main dangers and what you can do if you are….

    What to do if your employer exposed you to danger

    Most employees are given certain perks by their employers. The nature of those perks will depend on who they work for, which industry they are in and how generous that company is. However, while these perks vary, there is no doubt that all employees have a right to be able to work safely on a….

    What to do if you think your boss was negligent

    If you work for someone else, regardless of the type of industry you work in, you probably know a bit about the Health and Safety at Work Act. At the very least, you’ll know your employer has a clear duty of care in relation to that Act to make sure you can work safely at….

    How to claim induction training injury compensation

    Many jobs involve some kind of induction training. These training schemes are intended to teach you the skills you will need to perform a particular job or task. Some are more involved than others. While some will take just a day or two to complete, other courses might involve several weeks’ worth of learning. However,….

    Compensation for poor training standards at work

    How good is your employer with regard to the training they provide? Training is virtually essential in many jobs – it’s how you ‘learn the ropes’, so to speak. In some cases you will find you take on more training than in other roles – it all depends on the work you do and how….

    The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management Conversion Course

    A course for managers and supervisors of any workplace, the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management Conversion Course teaches fire safety and personal safety in the event of a fire. This course is designed for those who have completed the Management of Safety and Health component of the NEBOSH National General Certificate within….

    Average payout for heavy lifting accidents

    Each year, numerous workers across the UK are injured in heavy lifting accidents despite the many regulations put in place to avoid such incidents. Employers are responsible for the safety of their employees and should strive to reduce the risks of accidents in the workplace. If you have sustained injuries as a result of a….

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