Construction is known to be a challenging and potentially dangerous industry. There are many potential hazards that can be noted as existing in this industry, and as such they may lead to accidents from time to time.
Fortunately the vast majority of employers who run and maintain construction firms take all the necessary steps to ensure the people they employ are always safe. They provide protective equipment, proper training and much more besides to ensure they always offer a safe place to work where people can be free of worrying about a high risk of injury.
Unfortunately there are still occasional cases where construction firm negligence is responsible for injuries or even deaths on building and construction sites. Thankfully such cases tend to be rare; however there are instances where people have been seriously injured or even lost their lives as a consequence of inaction by the employers they work for.
The construction industry has on the whole worked incredibly hard over recent years to bring down the number of injuries and deaths that can be associated with the industry. However there are still some unfortunate incidents that do occur.
What might go wrong on a building site?
Lots of tasks need to be done on a construction site. People may be working at height, performing all kinds of different tasks in close proximity to other people, working with various machinery or tools and much else besides. As such everyone should be properly trained and qualified.
The employer should also follow all health and safety laws so as to ensure everyone is safe at all times, and not at the risk of falling foul of potential hazards. This could lead to a far improved safety record across the industry as a whole.
Do you want to call Accident Advice Helpline?
Knowing who to call if you’ve had an accident on a building site is the first part of the equation. The second part is making that call – and you can do just that today on 0800 689 0500.
This free 24/7 enquiry line puts you straight through to the team at AAH – a team with 14 years’ experience of dealing with numerous queries about accidents at work and in other situations. If you have proof of negligence to back up a claim, call now to learn more about the process so you can get on with your life.
Date Published: April 6, 2015
Author: Rob Steen