Making your officer safer, not only for yourself but for others, is actually easier than you think. Look around the office and you will often see many potential hazards, but this is how to prevent an accident at work.
Be aware of strangers to avoid an accident at work
Each office is different, from layouts to decoration to purpose. Some offices may always be busy and have lots of visitors, where others may be pretty quiet. But, whatever type of office you work in, you should always be aware of strangers in the office to avoid any work accidents.
If you feel that there is a person who seems suspicious, and you don’t see any ID on them, do not be afraid to approach them and ask to see some identification. Alternatively, if you don’t want to approach them you can report this straight to your manager who can approach them. If you see anything suspicious you should always report it someone straight away to prevent any accidents at work.
Make sure your equipment is in full working order to make the office safer
Most offices use a lot of different electrical equipment from computers and laptops to lamps and printers, so if the pieces of equipment you use show any sign of being faulty report it straight away as your work may need to make your office safer by filing a faulty product claim, and early detection of a fault could prevent a work accident injury.
If any electrical item starts sparking, emitting a burning smell or doing anything unusual make sure your IT department know straight away to prevent an accident at work.
But, if you do have an accident at work that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a work accident claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to find out if and how much you could be eligible to claim by taking the easy 30-second compensation calculator test online, or speaking to one of the many telephone advisers on their helpline, which is answered 24/7.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm, there to get the best results for their clients. They will make the process of claiming as easy and stress free as possible and many clients settle their accident claim without even going to court.
Date Published: December 5, 2013
Author: David Brown