Every workplace should follow the health and safety rules and regulations that are in force today. These are mandatory and specific rules may apply to specific workplaces. However every workplace will need to ensure its workers are always safe and able to do the work required of them in a safe environment where no dangers exist.
Inadequate health and safety measures can potentially lead to accidents happening in a variety of ways. For example an employer may not provide proper training to their employees that will furnish them with the knowledge they need to do their job safely. They may not train them in how to use a particular piece of machinery for example. This would be an example of how a job could be potentially dangerous.
What other examples exist of inadequate health and safety?
There are many examples that could be given of this situation. For example it is possible that a worker could be put in danger as a result of working in an unsupervised position. In some jobs supervision is required in order for the situation to be safe. If this supervision is not given when a risk assessment assumed it to be required, it may be a sign of negligence. Furthermore if risk assessments are not undertaken in the first place, this is also an indication of negligence on the part of the employer.
Some people have come to Accident Advice Helpline with evidence of negligence in this type of case. They may have received injuries at work that have left them feeling worried and upset about what has happened to them.
Taking the right steps to ensure good health and safety procedures
Most employers do an excellent job of maintaining excellent health and safety standards. Thankfully they will follow all the required rules and regulations and therefore, keep all their workers safe from situations that could potentially be dangerous for them.
It is in situations where this does not occur that you may call Accident Advice Helpline to seek some no-obligation advice about an injury you may have received while at work. Our free 24/7 enquiry line is always open for you to call on 0800 689 0500. Once we have your details and information about your case we might be able to pass you onto a professional injury compensation lawyer who could help you make a claim.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Health and safety at work