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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

    Top 5 dangers of being a steelworker


    Steelworkers are regularly exposed to hazards that make the job a very dangerous one. The dangers of being a steelworker could lead to accidents which can cause serious injuries and fatalities, and if you’ve been injured at work and somebody else is at fault, you could find yourself eligible to claim personal injury compensation. We….

    Top 5 dangers of working in a kitchen


    Preparing and cooking meals, handling raw meat, using sharp knives and working with hot ovens – these are just a few of the elements to bear in mind when focusing on the work done in a professional kitchen. Even when the kitchen isn’t a large one, the dangers of working in a kitchen can be….

    Compensation for dangerous scaffold towers


    For those who work regularly on scaffolding, you probably rarely give a second thought to safety. You trust that the scaffolding you are using is safe and trust the company you are working with to ensure that dangerous scaffold towers aren’t going to collapse and leave you injured. However, with falls from height the leading cause….

    What is an IOSH Managing Safely training course?


    Designed for managers and supervisors, the Managing Safely course is offered by IOSH and covers the basics of health and safety management in the workplace. IOSH Managing Safely also teaches those in charge of other employees the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Managers who find courses like this off-putting will enjoy the….

    The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management


    In the construction industry, fire safety is extremely important, particularly due to the amount of combustible materials on a construction site. The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is available to take with the awarding body NEBOSH and enables workers to carry out their daily duties safely. Those who take this course will….

    The British Safety Council Level 2 Award in Fire Risk Assessment


    Every workplace is required to have a responsible person who takes overall responsibility for undertaking the fire risk assessment that is required by law. As such this person should have a qualification of some kind to assist them in taking on this task in the proper manner. The Level 2 Award in Fire Risk Assessment….

    Legionella Awareness Training


    Legionnaire’s disease is an infection that affects the lungs and it can be fatal. An outbreak in the Seventies led to the bacterium that causes it being discovered for the first time and this was when it was named. The bacteria exists in a variety of water sources, which means any workplace that has water….

    Who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace?


    Health and safety in the workplace is important as it ensures that all employees, and any members of the public who are affected by a business, are safe. The primary responsibility for health and safety in the workplace always rests with the employer. This does not mean, however, that the employer is the only person….

    Compensation for dangerous situations in the workplace


    Have you been injured in an accident at work where you were put in a dangerous situation? Dangerous situations in the workplace are responsible for a high percentage of accidents and injuries each year, and it’s up to your employer to ensure that you are safe whilst you’re at work. If you are amongst the….

    Who’s to blame for my lifting injury?


    Lifting injuries can happen in any workplace, although they’re more likely if you are lifting heavy or awkward items – for example if you’re working in a warehouse, a factory or on a construction site. It’s up to your employer to ensure you get the necessary training to prevent a lifting injury, known as manual….

    Common hazards in the automotive industry


    Jobs in the automotive industry could include working at a car dealership, being employed as a mechanic, working for a valet service or even being employed in the manufacture of motor vehicles. As you can imagine, there are some common hazards in the automotive industry that are responsible for the majority of accidents. But just….

    What to do if your job has poor health and safety


    Health and safety is an essential element in every workplace. It doesn’t matter whether you are a gardener in a public park, a worker on an oil rig or a receptionist in an office. Any workplace environment could be potentially hazardous if the proper steps are not taken to ensure it is safe. If your….

    How to claim poor health and safety compensation


    Health and safety is an integral part of the society we live in, and for good reason too. It lays down rules and guidelines to help make sure our workplaces are as safe as they can possibly be. It makes sure far fewer people are injured each year than would otherwise be the case. Indeed,….

    Compensation for a lack of health and safety training


    Health and safety is an important issue in every kind of workplace and a lack of health and safety training is often the cause of many workplace accidents, whether you work in a factory, office or shop environment. In fact, a lack of health and safety training could even lead to a fatality, and if….

    Compensation for accidents caused by lack of training


    Training is a common element in many jobs. Few of us would be able to go straight into a new job and do everything that is asked of us without needing any training at all. We would expect to be trained in each element of the work we must do, so we can approach our….

    The British Safety Council Level 2 Award in Supervising Staff Safely


    British Safety Council courses are very accessible to anyone with a computer and an internet connection and many employers are plumping for this inexpensive and simple option when deciding how to adequately train their staff. Not every employee would need this level of knowledge, but it never hurts to prepare people for promotion, so anyone….

    Health and safety breaches


    If you suffer an injury at work due to health and safety breaches, you may well be able to make a claim for compensation against your employer. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 has been in operation for over four decades and all employers are obliged to ensure you work in an environment….

    Most bizarre health and safety cases: Airline passenger refused comfort blanket


    Whilst people rarely want to be in a position where they need to claim for travel accident compensation, as it means someone has been injured on holiday and therefore, are likely to have had their trip ruined, there is no place for either draconian laws or flimsy excuses where health and safety is concerned. To….

    Look out for the signs – Does your company provide sufficient signage?


    Putting a sign up to warn people is something that is quite basic. A plastic sign is relatively inexpensive or even a clearly displayed card sign with information on it. This simple step of providing the right signage can help businesses prevent the need for a lot of compensation cases. Acceptable risk People need to….

    Insufficient health and safety training


    Your employer has a duty to keep you safe at work and to remove or minimise any risk that may be involved in your day-to-day role. They can do this in a number of ways, such as altering working processes and procedures to make a task safer, providing personal protection such as gloves, hard hats….

    How can I improve health and safety in the workplace?


    Health and safety at work is important in order to ensure that everyone who is affected by the business, whether as an employee or a member of the public, is not harmed by any work activities. Everyone within a business has a duty to ensure that health and safety rules are observed and that no….

    Common hazards in the refuse collection industry


    Every week, many of us watch as the local refuse lorries drive around our neighbourhoods, collecting the rubbish we have put out for that week. While many of us put out our rubbish each week, some of us are responsible for collecting it and making sure each load is disposed of in the proper manner…..

    Common hazards in the veterinary industry


    Being a vet is a lifelong dream for some people. However, while you must train extensively and refresh your knowledge regularly, you should also be aware of common hazards in the veterinary industry if you are going to be safe on a daily basis. Many vets work in surgeries where they see a variety of….


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