If you work in a shop you have a right to be able to do your work safely at all times. Thankfully this would usually be the case as it would be very uncommon for your workplace to present any potential danger to you.
You should receive any and all training that is necessary for you to do your work, and your employer should have an in-depth understanding of how to provide a safe workplace at all times.
Accident Advice Helpline and other similar companies do occasionally hear from injured designer outlet staff who want to know more about how their injuries occurred. Sometimes it isn’t easy to discern whether someone else was responsible for the injury you have. That’s why getting proper legal advice makes sense in so many situations.
Is working in this job really safe?
Yes it is, providing your employer ensures it is so, and provides you with all the training you might need to stay safe. For example if there is a chance you might need to use ladders to reach high shelves or racking, you should receive ladder training that goes into detail on the importance of working safely at height. Similarly, manual handling training will help ensure you know how to avoid injury through using the correct lifting and handling procedures.
Of course other things might potentially happen too that could lead to injured designer outlet staff suffering because someone else was at fault. A simple slip could lead to injury if the cleaner didn’t mark a wet floor with a yellow warning sign. If the owner of the shop stacked a pile of boxes unsteadily on top of each other and you walked past them, causing them to fall, they could be negligent in stacking them unsafely to begin with.
Finding out where you stand
As you can see, the majority of accidents can easily be prevented if health and safety measures are considered in the proper manner to begin with. This will help you understand how to find out more about what happened to you.
Accident Advice Helpline is always on hand if you need no-obligation advice. There’s no charge to call either – just pick up the phone and call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you have a good case to argue to seek compensation through a no win, no fee claim.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead