British Safety Council courses cover a wide range of health and safety issues and are available to complete online. This makes them accessible to people who are unable to take time off from work and also to those who want to get a few qualifications under their belt before applying for jobs. Just because these courses are not taken at a centre their importance should not be underestimated – any way of raising awareness of health and safety issues should be welcomed and many employers are taking this way of training their staff to heart. Because they can be done at any speed, they suit everyone. The Risk Assessment course is particularly helpful for anyone who is called upon to do this task because a risk assessment is not just simply a case of listing all potential hazards in a task, but looking at how they can be eliminated. It is also important to know when a risk assessment is needed – too many can almost be worse than too few, as people stop listening after a while. Anecdotes about the company which did risk assessments for opening doors and climbing stairs are only partly exaggeration and deciding when to risk assess is as important as knowing how to write a good one.
Assessing risk is just the beginning
Risk assessments are essential to the safe running of every business and fully trained staff in this skill can only make things better. However, a risk assessment is only any good if people read it and setting up a rota and a signing regime is essential. If you are injured at work and you can prove negligence in any aspect of risk assessment record keeping, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation because employers and colleagues alike have a responsibility to take all possible steps to keep the workplace safe.
Our experienced AAH staff are here to help
Accident Advice Helpline are personal injury specialists with many years experience, who work closely with solicitors who can help you get the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured through someone else’s fault in the last three years and needed to seek medical help, then you may be eligible to make a claim and by contacting AAH you will no longer have to worry – we will do all the letter-writing and phoning, leaving you to your important job of getting well.
Category: Health and safety at work