Working Safely is an introductory training course offered by IOSH which teaches employees in any industry the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Those working in the construction industry may wish to take this course due to the large number of potential hazards found on a construction site. As the IOSH Working Safely course is offered as a one-day programme, employees will have little disruption to their working day and will learn about the importance of health and safety training and putting it into practice to protect themselves and others.
Real life scenarios are used to teach employees how to identify hazards and how risk assessments are carried out on a daily basis in every workplace. Employees also learn about how to identify hazards including fire, slips, trips and falls, and manual handling in order to recognise these risks within their place of work. The IOSH Working Safely course also teaches employees about the importance of personal protective equipment, the need for equipment inspections and how signage can prevent accidents among other safety related topics. Despite this training, workplace accidents still have the potential to occur so it is important to be aware of them.
Why would I have an accident?
If everyone takes their training seriously and respects the safety of others in the workplace, then accidents should be a rare occurrence. However, they have the potential to occur, especially if training is not followed on a daily basis or employees are not kept up to date on the latest health and safety policies. Slips, trips and falls can occur due to obstructions or failure to put equipment away in a safe place. Injuries could occur from damaged equipment that has not been adequately inspected or they may occur if employees are not wearing personal protective equipment. Should you have evidence of negligence, then you may be able to claim for compensation.
Is there evidence someone else was at fault?
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in processing a claim for compensation from the responsible party should you give us a call on our free 24-hour helpline. As we operate under a ‘no win, no fee*’ policy, you will never have to pay a penny for our no-obligation advice unless we win your case. Should you have an accident as a result of someone else who did not follow health and safety training properly, then we may be able to win you a cash payout to help with your distress, any loss of income and any medical costs associated with your injury. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to speak to our friendly, professional advisers. Find out if you can claim now.