Towers, ladders and steps are used in almost all construction, decorating and renovation situations and they can all present a very real danger to those using them and those people working on the ground. A general course on the safe use of towers, ladders and steps is a really useful addition to the skill mix of any workforce and means that everyone is much safer if they are ever asked to quickly help a colleague outside their normal comfort zone. It is also useful because it makes everyone more alert to problems and can prevent accidents if a colleague is in a dangerous position with a badly positioned ladder or tower – sometimes it takes a third party to notice something is wrong with a job which has become routine and by training everyone up you essentially end up with a whole workforce who are watching each other’s backs, which must make for a much safer environment in general. Construction and building sites are amongst the most dangerous places to work (along with agriculture) and the more trained staff are, the safer they will become.
Many eyes make safe workplaces
When a whole workforce is trained in basic health and safety considerations, it is a much safer place to work in, but accidents will still happen. Good warning signage and scrupulous attention to barriers and harnesses make working above ground level much safer but it may be that despite your best care, you still are injured in a fall. If you can show that this was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may well find that you can make a claim for injury compensation and one call can help you start the ball rolling.
Accident Advice Helpline ticks the boxes
With their experience, 24-hour helpline and no-obligation advice service, AAH are specialist personal injury lawyers you can trust. They operate a no win, no fee** service and all the work will be done for you. All you have to do is to be able to promise that in your opinion the accident was the fault of a third party, that it happened within the last three years and that you sought medical advice at the time – it may be necessary to access your medical records in certain cases. If you tick those boxes, why not call Accident Advice Helpline today?
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown