Building work is taking place at all times all over the country. Some jobs may be significantly larger than others but they all have one thing in common – proper planning procedures. The idea is that every job should be properly planned and have the right trained employees on the team to ensure the building work is done properly. This will help prevent the potential for a building collapse to occur, among other things.
As you can imagine, a building collapse is a potentially-dangerous event. If anyone is inside at the time there is the chance they could suffer grave injuries as a result of what occurs. Thankfully such events do not happen very often, but when they do an investigation will take place, conducted by the Health and Safety Executive to ensure the reasons for the collapse become clear.
Why could a building collapse?
When building work is underway to renovate a building, it should always take into account the structural integrity of that building. This should mean a structural engineer is called in to help determine how the work should go ahead. This will ensure any potential dangers that might otherwise be present are accounted for, and a proper plan of action can be put together. The good news is that this should help people undertake the work in a proper manner while putting no one in any danger.
Thankfully very few incidents occur that leave people with injuries as a result of poorly-planned work. However, when a building does collapse with people inside it or nearby, there is clearly the chance for serious injuries to happen.
Preventing the collapse from occurring
Some walls in a property will be crucial walls that are load-bearing. These should never be removed, even if a great deal of refurbishment is being undertaken. Safety should always come first in these jobs, and this means all health and safety rules should be adhered to.
If you have been injured in a situation where this has clearly not been the case, and you know someone else was at fault for causing your injuries, do make sure you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. This will ensure you can get no-obligation advice that could eventually lead to the process of making a no win, no fee* claim to seek compensation. If you think you might have cause to claim, contact us now.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown