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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

    Common hazards in the mining industry

    There’s no denying that the mining industry is a dangerous industry to work in. There are plenty of common hazards in the mining industry which could cause accidents, leading to serious injuries or even fatalities. Miners who have been injured may find they’re able to make a personal injury claim if they can prove that….

    Common hazards in the TV production industry

    Working in the TV production industry may not seem like the most dangerous job around, but it can still be hazardous. There are plenty of common hazards in the TV production industry that could leave you injured and unable to work, which means you’re unable to support yourself and your family financially. Whether you’ve been….

    The consequences of a negligent employer

    We all know the meaning of the word negligence. However, it is the consequences of that word coming into play in our lives that may not be as easy to decipher. For example, the consequences of a negligent employer could potentially be many and varied. If negligence leads you to suffer an injury while you….

    The consequences of breaching safety regulations

    Safety regulations may sometimes seem very complex – perhaps overly so in some cases – but there are good reasons for this. They aim to reduce the chances of accidents and injuries being sustained by those who are in the wrong place at the wrong time, whether this is at work, at the gym, in….

    Top 5 dangers of working in confined spaces

    Some workplaces would seem to be potentially more dangerous than others. However, a confined space may not be the first thing you’d think of as having certain dangers associated with it. In reality though, the dangers of working in confined spaces may crop up in several ways. You can find out more here. Examples of….

    Top 5 dangers of working with forklifts

    Most people could probably think of some of the dangers of working with forklifts. In reality, you don’t actually have to be a forklift driver to have a chance of being exposed to some of these dangers. We have pulled together a few of the main concerns you might have if you work in an….

    Injuries you could sustain as a contractor

    The construction industry is known to be one of the most potentially dangerous industries someone can work in. While accidents and injuries do not occur very often, they still occur at a higher rate than they do in many other industries. As a contractor, you may be exposed to a number of different environments and….

    Compensation for a lack of manual handling training

    We all remember the manual handling training we received during our first week at work – at least, we should do, as all employees who will be carrying out lifting are expected to receive this training. It might be boring, with out-dated videos to watch and rules and regulations that don’t seem to apply to….

    Compensation for injuries due to incorrect training

    We learn many things in life by watching others and then copying their actions. The same could be said in the workplace too when we start a new job. In this case things will be slightly different because we might end up receiving training so we know how to perform certain tasks and do our….

    Compensation for reckless health and safety practices

    Every now and then you might come across stories in the news relating the story of reckless health and safety practices discovered to have been in place at a particular business. This might relate to a restaurant that didn’t follow food safety procedures. It could equally relate to a building company that did not ensure….

    Compensation for ignored safety protocols

    Every workplace should be safe for its workers to get on with their jobs without fear of anything going wrong or anything happening that could endanger the lives of those involved. This is why there are health and safety laws, as these provide a framework for employers to follow. It therefore, becomes easy for any….

    Manhandling injury advice

    Seeking manhandling injury advice is recommended for all victims who would like the person or people responsible to pay for their mistakes. Many companies introduce policies that make it difficult for you to keep safe and defend yourself from other workers. If this was the case, and the other party did not do everything in….

    What is an IOSH Working Safely training course?

    Working Safely is an introductory training course offered by IOSH which teaches employees in any industry the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Those working in the construction industry may wish to take this course due to the large number of potential hazards found on a construction site. As the IOSH Working Safely….

    What is Face Fit Testing?

    Some workplaces require workers to wear special protective equipment. This may occur in areas where specific hazards are present, such as vapours, gases or airborne substances. In many cases situations like these require the workers to wear respiratory protective equipment, or RPE for short. While this equipment is designed to enable the worker to breathe….

    The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

    Introduced in 2004, the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety teaches managers, supervisors and employees the importance of health and safety in any workplace in any country. Employers and employees of the construction industry will learn to control workplace hazards such as working at height, manual handling or working with dangerous machinery…..

    How to safely use trestles and staging

    Trestles and staging are often used for working at height when the use of a step ladder would not be practical, for example for painting and decorating work or in the construction industry. Whilst these platforms come in varying heights, anyone using them will normally be quite some distance from the ground and safety measures….

    An employer’s health and safety obligations

    Employers have a duty of care to all of their employees, meaning that they must take into account every risk and possible hazard associated with working in your place of employment. No matter where you work; whether it is at an office or on a building site, employers must take your health and safety into….

    The truth about warehouse accidents and safety

    Health and safety is a phrase we all know something about. It applies in every workplace, from a basic office for one or two people to the largest warehouse you can imagine. However, every workplace is generally very safe for its workers, and we have employers to thank for that. It is rare that warehouse….

    Who takes care of workplace accident prevention?

    When you go to work, whether you work in a shop, an office or a warehouse, you don’t expect to be injured in an accident. We all take some responsibility for our own safety on a daily basis, but who is actually responsible for workplace accident prevention? In most cases, that would be your employer…..

    Why is reporting a workplace accident important?

    In the UK some of us can be guilty of not wanting to make a fuss, but when we get injured at work it is the employee’s responsibility to inform their manager that they have suffered an accident and the employer must log the incident. All employers are legally required to log accidents as per….

    Who’s to blame for my lack of training?

    Whether you work in a warehouse, a shop, a cafe or on a construction site, all these jobs have one thing in common. You need to receive training in order to carry out your job safely, and if your employer doesn’t provide you with the training you need, you could make a claim for personal….

    Common hazards in the timber and logging industry

    Health and safety has a vital role to play in all industries, regardless of what they do and the roles people perform when working in those industries. However, some industries do highlight the potential dangers more readily than others – and for obvious reasons. For example, the common hazards in the timber and logging industry….

    Were you injured because of poor training?

    Most jobs require some degree of training to ensure the worker knows exactly how to do that job in a safe and effective manner. Sometimes, this training may only take a short time. On the other hand, there are jobs that require the workers to go through weeks of training to be able to do….

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