Health and safety applies to every workplace, from an oil rig to an office, and a factory to a shop. Workplace hazards and risk control will apply in all situations, too, meaning most employees are able to work in surroundings that are as safe as they can possibly be.
Of course, we all know that while accidents in the workplace are highly rare, but they can and do still occasionally happen. You may understand this more than most, perhaps because you too have suffered an accident while at work in recent times. If your accident occurred in the past three years, keep reading.
What is the connection between workplace hazards and risk control?
Every workplace will have hazards, some more serious than others. For example, some may have uneven floors or trip hazards, while others may have equipment that is very hot, very fast, or potentially dangerous in another way altogether.
However, risk control has an important role to play, as it is largely this that will make the determination of how safe any workplace will be. By assessing risks and determining the best ways to mitigate those risks and reduce them as much as possible, the workplace will be safer, even though the hazards may still be present. For instance, those working with heat will be provided with proper training and personal protective equipment to protect them.
Have you been hurt in your workplace?
If you were hurt recently, or at least within the last three years, it is worth finding out whether workplace hazards and risk control were as good as they should have been. If not, this could point to a case of negligence one of our personal injury lawyers could explore for you.
To find out more, you only need to make one phone call to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. You could also call us on 0333 500 0993 via a mobile phone. When you do, you will have a chance to chat with a friendly advisor who is specially trained to deal with cases like yours. If we can make a no-win, no-fee* claim on your behalf, we will advise you of this and let you decide if you wish to go ahead. If you do, we’ll keep you apprised of the progress of your case every step of the way, thanks to our streamlined and professional system.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Health and safety at work