Health and safety is an essential element in every workplace. It doesn’t matter whether you are a gardener in a public park, a worker on an oil rig or a receptionist in an office. Any workplace environment could be potentially hazardous if the proper steps are not taken to ensure it is safe. If your job has poor health and safety, it could potentially put your health at risk. Perhaps you are reading this article because you have already been injured at work in an incident that you believe could potentially have been prevented.
Knowing what you should do in these situations can be tricky. If you believe your job has poor health and safety, you should bring it to the attention of your employer, or to the person who is responsible for health and safety issues. They have a duty to make sure employees are always safe.
How could hazards arise?
Hazards can vary depending on the type of work that is being done. For example, people working in an office are usually in a safe environment. However, there could still be potential slip, trip and fall hazards, not to mention those involving electrics and even falls from height.
In other situations, a lack of training could potentially turn out to be dangerous. A lack of proper tools or equipment and a failure to maintain said tools and equipment could also potentially be a problem.
Do you need expert advice regarding an injury you have suffered at work?
If you are injured at work it can potentially leave you unable to go back to work for a period of time. If that injury occurred because of negligence on behalf of your employer or another worker, it can be even more difficult to come to terms with.
Make sure you know where you stand legally by calling Accident Advice Helpline today. Our number is available on 0800 689 0500 and when you call, it won’t cost you a penny. You can benefit from our no-obligation advice and see whether you have a good chance to claim compensation for your injuries. You have a right to learn more, and you are not obliged to go ahead with the claim if you do not wish to do so. With our help, you could win your claim, however, so call us now to discover more information.
Date Published: February 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Health and safety at work