It is well-known that building sites can be potentially dangerous places to be in some cases. For people who are unaware of the dangers, unauthorised access can certainly be potentially dangerous. While these sites are much safer for those who work there all the time, there is still a great need to ensure every worker is kept safe.
Thankfully builders injured on site are rare, no matter the size or scope of the building site in question. Every manager or owner of a building site has a duty of care to follow all health and safety rules.
This means making sure everyone is aware of the rules and requirements they must meet. Furthermore they must be sure to offer proper training and supervision wherever required, in order to minimise the chances of anything going wrong.
What kinds of accident might involve builders injured on site?
All kinds of things could potentially happen. For example someone might end up falling from a height if they are not properly protected while working in that position. There should be scaffolding in place and barriers to prevent falls, or the use of a mobile work platform in some cases if this is more appropriate.
In other cases the right equipment should be maintained and made available for whatever task it is required for. This will ensure the wrong items aren’t used to try and get jobs done that should be done with something else instead.
Accident Advice Helpline handles compensation claims of all kinds, but we have handled claims from builders who have received injuries of some kind that have been caused by the actions of someone else. In some cases it is the inaction of someone that has led to injuries being caused. A good example would be negligence by way of not following health and safety laws.
Are such injuries serious?
All manner of injuries can be caused to those working on building sites. Minor injuries might involve a few hours or a day or two off work. More serious ones could be life-changing. However, many can be avoided if the circumstances are right.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with no-obligation advice whenever you need it. Suffering injuries can be rough on anyone. Make sure you get the advice you deserve by calling us at: 0800 689 0500. This is completely free to call too.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen