British Safety Council courses are very accessible to anyone with a computer and an internet connection and many employers are plumping for this inexpensive and simple option when deciding how to adequately train their staff. Not every employee would need this level of knowledge, but it never hurts to prepare people for promotion, so anyone above the most basic level would probably benefit. Supervising staff in a health and safety connection is very important, as it is often difficult to persuade staff to change systems that have been in place for years, even when the previous practices were downright dangerous and may even have caused deaths or injuries. Imposing change on a workforce can be very hard and proper supervisory techniques can help make it easier. The Supervising Safely course includes modules on how to create and instigate health and safety measures, including staff input and how to cope with non-compliance. Every member of staff has an obligation to colleagues to make sure that workplace injuries are kept to a minimum and it is a supervisors’ job to see that everyone pulls together.
When Health and Safety precautions go wrong
Unfortunately, not even the most rigorous training can prepare for the unexpected and sometimes it is unfortunately the case that circumstances conspire and someone is injured. Although this is unlikely to be a deliberate act, if the injury is caused by someone else’s proven negligence or a malfunction of inadequately maintained equipment, there may well be a case for compensation, in which case a good next step (after seeking appropriate medical attention) would be to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline – here for when things go wrong
If you have had an injury at work or have become ill with a condition which is attributable to your job and someone else is at fault, you should call AAH without delay. As long as the original event is less than three years ago (although there are exceptions to this rule in certain cases); you sought medical advice as soon as possible and the injury or illness was deemed to be caused by the event and you have proof that it was not your fault, you have a good case for compensation. The experienced solicitors with whom we work closely will take on all the paperwork involved and leave you to concentrate on getting better.