How many accident prevention techniques are you aware of? Many prevention methods are little more than common sense, and yet accidents still happen every day in a whole host of locations and situations.
You’ll find many prevention methods in place in workplaces, because they naturally stem from following the health and safety laws. Employers do an excellent job of assessing risks and making sure the workplace is safe. Prevention techniques may include restricting activities that are potentially dangerous, and providing good training and personal protective equipment, for instance.
Learning about accident prevention techniques
The techniques you can use depend on the type of accident you’re trying to prevent. For example, you might prevent accidents on the roads by driving under the speed limit, and driving with the utmost of attention on the road whenever you’re in your vehicle. Hopefully, others will do the same, but this is not always true and some make mistakes. Innocent people are hurt on the roads every day, as we all know only too well.
Accidents in shops and other public places can also be prevented by ensuring the premises are safe. Staff should avoid neglecting cleaning duties that could lead to slippery floors being missed, for example. Avoiding slips, trips, and falls alone would vastly reduce the accidents people experience each day.
See whether a claim would work for you if you’ve been injured in an accident
If your accident happened in the last three years, you should think about whether someone else was to blame for it happening. It doesn’t matter what kind of accident you had, either – if there were no accident prevention techniques in place, and someone else displayed negligence, you could have a solid argument to make to launch a claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline to see if you could do this. Our team can be reached on 0800 689 0500, or via 0333 500 0993 if you only have access to your mobile phone. When we chat with you, we’ll determine the circumstances surrounding your accident, and what happened to you. If we suspect a third party was indeed negligent, we can recommend one of our personal injury lawyers to take on your case. Since this would be on a no-win, no-fee* basis, you can enjoy peace of mind throughout the process, and we will always keep you updated on progress, too.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Health and safety at work