If you work in construction then you will already be aware of some of the dangers which come with working in a very physical job, often with heavy machinery and dangerous objects. However, it is important to know all of the risks and hazards that come from working on a building site, in order to avoid them as best you can and avoid an accident at work in Airdrie.
Construction site safety and how to avoid an accident at work in Airdrie
If you do have an accident at work in Airdrie and sustain a serious injury, this can make it difficult to return to work for a long time, which will affect you financially and emotionally. In some cases, accidents on building sites can even lead to death, so do your research and learn everything you need to be looking out for well in advance of starting work.
The friendly, helpful team will talk you through your accident and understand why you feel it was the fault of your employer, helping you to make a decision about whether it is worth your while to claim or not. We will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
Causes of workplace accidents
- Hazardous substances. This is one of the things that seems to be overlooked most with construction safety, but is one of the more immediate dangers. Any construction site which is working with hazardous materials needs to train staff to work carefully with these and always wear the right protective equipment.
- Personal Protective Equipment. This should be provided for all employees and enforced, so that no employee is ever on site and not wearing the right protective equipment to keep them safe. Depending on the type of site they are on, this can include helmets, masks or even just the right footwear.
- Heights. Most construction sites will need to think about employee safety when working with heights. Make sure that all ladders are up to code, that there are platforms or scaffolding provided for longer term working at height and so on.
- Vehicles. There are also likely to be a number of vehicles around a construction site at any one time, and employees should be aware of where these are and that they need to stay out of the way at all times.
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If you have an accident at work in Airdrie and sustain an injury which you feel is down to the negligence of your employer, claiming compensation can help you to stay afloat financially during this time. If you don’t want to fight your claim yourself, the best way to claim compensation is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.