To minimise the chances of you, as a young person, having to claim accident at work compensation in Babergh, here are a few tips regarding the sort of things you should ask your boss about that will help to keep you safe in the workplace.
- What are the hazards and risks of my job? – Your employer should carry out risk assessments for every manual task that employees are expected to perform. You should not only ask your boss about any specific dangers but should also ask to see the risk assessments, so you can read them through for yourself. This is one of the first steps to avoid the need to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Babergh, or any other place in the UK.
- Will you be given safety training? – Depending on the nature of your job, you may need specific training, for example in the correct way of lifting a manual load. There is also some training that should be standard in most workplaces, such as procedures to follow when the fire alarm sounds.
- Do you need to protect yourself? – In the same way that your employer has a duty of care to all employees, you have a duty of care to yourself to look after your own health and safety. You can begin by asking your employer whether or not you need to be issued with any PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
- Who do you ask about health and safety? – Every workplace should have a person who is nominated to be responsible for health and safety. Make a point of finding out who that person is so you can address any queries or concerns to them.
- What do you do if you get injured? – Any business that employs a workforce should have a trained first aider. You should find out who this person is, and report to them in the first instance, if you get injured in the workplace.
Launching a claim for accident at work compensation in Babergh
By asking the questions listed above, you can make yourself aware of the health and safety procedures at your place of work. They will help you to avoid injury; but if you do get injured, they will advise you of the right course of action to take. If you suffer an injury in the workplace through no fault of your own, and you intend to raise a claim for accident at work compensation in Babergh, Accident Advice Helpline can assist.
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Date Published: 30th April 2017
Author: Jan Newell