House building involves the use of many different trades, all working together to ensure the finished house meets the required standards. The importance of health and safety on a building site cannot be underestimated. There are factors at play here that could potentially mean there are numerous hazards on a building site.
That’s why risk assessments are particularly important on a building site. They will highlight the potential risks so things can be done to mitigate those risks and keep everyone much safer than they may otherwise be.
Of course there could still be isolated incidents where people are injured when there was no need for this to happen. Faulty equipment, inappropriate training, no supervision and poor planning can all potentially lead to accidents occurring. Any one of these accidents could be life-changing for those who suffer injuries as a result.
Examples of house building injuries
House building injuries can occur in a variety of ways. For example someone might fall from a height if no safety measures are in place to ensure this does not happen. In other cases there could be times when equipment is provided that is not fit for purpose.
Someone may be instructed to use equipment they have not been trained to use. Perhaps hard hats are not provided when this should be a basic safety requirement.
While there are many ways in which accidents could potentially occur on a building site, they are rare, and it is important to keep that in mind. However it is also important to identify the reasons why they may happen, so they can be prevented from happening again in the future.
Staying safe in the house-building industry
Fortunately we hear of very few accidents happening in this industry. When compared to the number of new builds going on at any one time, the accidents that do happen are rare. However they do still sometimes occur and can have profound consequences for those affected.
If you have been injured in these circumstances, make sure you contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have already helped many others win compensation and we may be able to help you too.
Just call us today by using the free 24/7 enquiry line number at 0800 689 0500. This will put you through to our team and we may be able to support a case if you have good evidence.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen