Scaffolders have a very demanding job to do – and one that must be done to the highest skill level as well. They are trained to ensure they know how to erect and dismantle scaffolding so that everyone working in the immediate area – themselves included – is safe from potential harm. Scaffolders injured at work will not be able to continue working while recovering from any injuries they sustain. Indeed, serious injuries could be experienced that may have a considerable effect on their lives.
Thankfully very few cases of scaffolders injured at work come to light at Accident Advice Helpline and at similar companies. This is because the people working in this industry are well-trained and very experienced in what they do. They recognise the potential danger that could be present and do everything they can to ensure they are not affected.
Is scaffolding safe to use?
It should be if it is put together properly and is not too high and the correct pieces are used in the right places. This is why it is imperative that scaffolders receive proper training to minimise the odds of such an incident happening. Qualified scaffolders should also know how to dismantle the scaffolding in such a way as to not cause danger to anyone around them.
If an incident occurs that leads to the injury of a scaffolder (or anyone else in the vicinity) it should be investigated by health and safety officials. This investigation will determine whether negligence was present and whether all appropriate rules were followed. If negligence on the part of the employer or one of the scaffolders was the case, compensation might be more likely to be paid to any injured parties.
The consequences of an injury to a scaffolder
If a person working in this industry is injured in some way, they may end up unable to return to work for some time. In this situation they may be in danger of losing out on a significant sum of money as a result. Some injuries may mean they can never return to be a scaffolder again, which can be even more problematic.
Have you been injured working as a scaffolder in the last three years? Make sure you call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 to get the no-obligation advice you are entitled to. Don’t miss the chance to claim now.
Date Published: May 31, 2015
Author: Rob Steen