Preventing an accident in Rushmoor
If you work in the construction industry then it is imperative that you do all you can to ensure that the site you are operating on is safe, and that the individuals who are working on the site are protected from the risk of harm. By following some very simple steps it is possible to avoid an accident in Rushmoor occurring on site, and the potential for individuals making a claim for compensation against you or your company.
If you want to prevent an accident in Rushmoor from occurring then you should spend some time thinking about the organisation of your site.
This means that you will need to take into account:
- Traffic management – find ways to ensure that any vehicles that are moving on the site do not present a hazard to other individuals. This includes people who are working on the site, and those who are visiting, as they all have the potential for being involved in an accident in Rushmoor.
- Members of the public – it is important that as a site manager you take all the necessary steps to ensure that members of the public are protected from harm. This also means that you will need to find ways to ensure that members of the public cannot easily access the site, especially children, who are prone to having an accident in Rushmoor if they see equipment they think would be fun to play with.
- Waste disposal – it is important that not only you understand the potential dangers caused by various waste products, but that your employees do too. It is also important that such materials are stored appropriately and disposed of safely using proper guidelines.
- General welfare – this includes providing suitable toilet facilities and hand washing areas. You will also need to provide safe areas for workers to take breaks, and provide fresh drinking water and changing facilities.
While all of these things can certainly help to eliminate the chance of an accident in Rushmoor occurring on your site, another area that must be taken into consideration is administration.
The best hope you have of guarding against an accident in Rushmoor occurring and it being your fault is to keep stringent records about what needs to be done, and what has been done. If a fault has been reported then you must ensure that you have appropriate procedures in place to rectify it, and that in the meantime no one is likely to be affected by the fault.
Personal injury claims
Over the years Accident Advice Helpline has seen numerous personal injury claim cases which could easily have been prevented if employers simply followed the guidelines issued for maintaining a safe work environment.
Every time an employee makes a claim against you, you will suffer as a result of increased insurance premiums. Why not take our 30 second test today to find out how much even the smallest of injuries could entitle a worker to in terms of compensation?
Want to claim? Call us on 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: 2nd June 2014
Author: David Brown