Talking to your Employer About Upgrading Machinery
It is difficult to go to your employer with something that they could conceivably see as a criticism. You may worry that they will look down on you as the person who brought this information to their attention, and it may affect your job in the future. However, if something is wrong in your company, you need to bring it to your employer’s attention in order to keep everyone safe and ensure that your company is running effectively. Your employer should actually be grateful for your attention to detail, and be pleased that they can make changes sooner rather than after it is too late.
- Do your research. Find out what can happen with machinery which is not up to date and why this is dangerous for you and the company. You can also find out what upgrades are available and how much these will cost the company, so that you have a good case to take to your employer.
- Talk one on one. Your employer is much more likely to give you the time you need and listen to you if you arrange a meeting with them specifically to talk about upgrading machinery. You can get your points across much better in a one on one setting.
- Go higher up. If your direct manager doesn’t seem to be taking your request seriously, you can always ask for a meeting with the management higher up, so that they can listen to your concerns. If you are worried about doing this, remember that your safety is at risk.
- Work out how this will be beneficial for the company. Besides helping to avoid accidents, work out reasons that an upgrade will benefit the company, such as time saved by the machinery working faster, or being easier to use for new members of staff.
Making an Accident at Work Claim in St Andrews if Something Goes Wrong
You can make an accident at work claim in St Andrews against your employer if something goes wrong when you are at work, leading to you being injured. You can only make an accident at work claim in St Andrews if you can prove that your accident was caused by the negligence of your employer, or through some other fault which was not your own. The Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make your accident at work claim in St Andrews, teaming you with an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more.
Date Published: 27th August 2014