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The consequences of inadequate training

Have you ever thought about the consequences of inadequate training? While not all jobs require in-depth training, many roles do require some degree of training so the person in question knows what they need to do. If they do not receive that training, it can hurt productivity at best, and the workers themselves at worst.

Thankfully, the vast majority of employers ensure everyone they employ receives appropriate training for the roles they are to fill. Sometimes, they may provide additional training that goes beyond their usual role. This means they can take on other tasks as and when required, and they will know how to perform those tasks accordingly.

Why is poor training potentially dangerous?

If we are to do the job we are employed to do, we must know everything about the role we are fulfilling. Not only does this help us complete the work in the best possible manner, it also ensures we can do so safely.

Imagine, for example, you are employed in a factory. Your job involves the use of various pieces of machinery. If you were not trained in how to use that machinery, you may only pick up certain elements of how to use it as you go along. Furthermore, your lack of knowledge could mean you don’t spot potential problems with the machinery as they occur. This could put you and others in potential danger, and that in turn can lead to injuries occurring.

Were you injured in a similar manner?

Perhaps you are reading this and identifying with the information provided. Were you hurt at work because you were not trained for your role, and thus were unaware of the dangers? All employers have a duty of care to make sure they provide their employees with all the training they might need to stay safe, and to help maintain a safe environment to work in.

If this hasn’t turned out to be the case for you, and you’ve been injured as a result, why not call 0800 689 5659 and talk to someone at Accident Advice Helpline now? If you do, you could find out whether you are entitled to make a claim for compensation for any injuries you suffered. By speaking with the experts you’re under no obligation to proceed, but you do have a chance to explore the potential consequences of inadequate training at work.