Most of us are aware that the construction industry can be a potentially dangerous industry to work in. Of course this need not be the case, and indeed in most cases construction sites are safe if the employers responsible for them take all the required steps and precautions to ensure their employees do not come to harm while working on the job.
It is reassuring to know the majority of people working on these sites are perfectly safe. They will be properly trained in the job they are doing and will have been provided with proper training and safety equipment so they know what is expected of them. However even though the vast majority of people will be safe working in this industry, some firms do unfortunately indulge in potentially dangerous construction practices.
These may, for example, involve providing no safety measures to help minimise the odds of falling from height. They may involve a lack of safety equipment where it should be mandatory. The Health and Safety Executive does everything it can to highlight the potential dangers and takes offenders to court in some instances. This deters them from repeating the offence in most cases.
How might dangerous construction practices lead to injury?
Very often the simplest of procedures and preventative measures are all that is required to enable people to stay safe while working on a construction site. In some cases many accidents and injuries could easily have been prevented if the proper measures were not taken in this way.
This is why the majority of people who run construction businesses take all conceivable and required measures to make sure they are not putting their workers in any danger. Even the simplest of measures can make a major difference in this sense.
A no win, no fee claim might be a possibility
Suffering an accident while working on a construction site could leave you off work for a period of time, not to mention suffering nasty injuries.
If you’ve been affected by an incident like this in the last three years, call the team at Accident Advice Helpline.
Our number is 0800 689 0500 and you’ll be able to get through to a professional adviser any time of the day or night.
This is a free enquiry line too so it won’t cost a penny to get no-obligation advice about your individual situation.
Date Published: April 6, 2015
Author: Rob Steen