If you have reached this page while searching for a workplace hazards list, it is worth remembering hazards can be markedly different from one workplace to the next. For example, an office is likely to have far fewer hazards than a factory where several pieces of machinery are almost constantly in use. However, this does not mean an office will be free of potential hazards.
It does, however, make it clear that a risk assessment in the workplace is the only way – and the best way – to find out which hazards are present in any location. Some hazards might be common to more than one location, while others will be specific to certain jobs and industries.
How to create a workplace hazards list for your own workplace
If you work in a certain setting, you should already have a list of hazards created by your employer – something you can look at to find out more about them. If this isn’t the case, you should request that one is made. Risk assessments are usually ideal for coming up with the hazards that are present in one location, or that may arise while completing one job.
Examples of hazards might include slip, trip, or fall hazards. Others may include electrical hazards from exposed wires, or from equipment that has not been checked as being safe in a set time. This could be anything from the office toaster to a master computer used in a factory. Other hazards might include those associated with heat, with machinery, and with a lack of training given to workers.
Were your workplace injuries caused by a potential lack of care?
Workplace injuries are thankfully very uncommon. However, some people are injured each year and in many cases, their injuries could have been prevented. If you suspect this applies to your situation, you should seek legal advice to find out if a workplace hazards list could have prevented your accident from happening.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to give you the answers you have been looking for. Seek advice from one of our advisors now by calling 0800 689 0500, or ring 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Either way, you are assured of expert no-obligation advice you can trust, and that will determine whether one of our lawyers can accept your case. Find out whether compensation might be in your future.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Health and safety at work