Taking an advanced course in health and safety allows employers in any industry to teach employees how to prevent accidents and injuries on an everyday basis. Everyone in a senior position should be able to put best practices into play to ensure the safety of all employees and visitors to their place of work. This includes in the construction industry where the potential for an accident to happen can have serious consequences. This International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health course offered by the British Safety Council teaches the principles of health and safety management, how to keep people safe in the workplace and how to promote health and safety in the workplace. The course is assessed by means of examinations and assignments. Each individual will come away having learned about the importance of communication in the workplace with regards to health and safety and the role those in senior positions have when keeping employees safe. This course aims to help employers adopt a health and safety culture but, unfortunately, accident still have the potential to occur in any workplace.
The potential for accidents in construction
Hazard control and risk management are all aspects of keeping people safe in the workplace and this is particularly important in an industry like construction. Slips, trips and falls may occur due to carelessness or due to a series of unforeseen factors, but when they occur due to someone else’s negligence, it becomes a concern. Training should always be used but, on occasion, someone may fail to see the importance of this training causing someone else an injury. The potential for accidents to happen is therefore, increased significantly and if there is evidence of negligence, then the victim of an accident may make a compensation claim.
What are the benefits of claiming compensation?
The potential to win a cash payout can help sufferers of an accident or injury cope with their situation, particularly if they have taken time off work to heal. There may be loss of income or medical costs associated with the injury therefore some compensation can help victims cope financially. A compensation claims company like Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making your claim and our no win, no fee* policy means that you will not have to fork out any cash upfront in order to obtain some no-obligation advice. Give our 24-hour helpline a call to find out more about claiming when there is evidence of negligence.