Safety tips when working with animals and when to claim accident at work compensation
If you are working with animals then it is generally accepted that you will have some sort of training first, to ensure that you know what you are doing and how to treat these animals for both theirs and your safety. You need to be able to take care of animals to the best of your ability and ensure their safety or you risk being in trouble with various wildlife organisations and risking the reputation of your business.
Similarly, you need to be able to take care of yourself or your business could suffer from this as well. Here are some tips for being safe around animals.
- Get full training. No one should be working with animals that hasn’t had full training in working with the specific animals that they are charged with looking after. For more exotic animals, such as zoo animals, you should have a qualification that entitles you to work safely with these animals.
- Keep your distance. Most animals will react badly if you get into their personal space too much, especially when they don’t know you. Think of animals the same way you think about humans. You wouldn’t get into a person’s space too much when you have just met them, so you shouldn’t do this with animals either.
- Ask for a second opinion. If there is anything you want to do or think that you should do with an animal, but you aren’t entirely sure, don’t risk it and hope for the best, ask someone else for their opinion as well, so that you both agree before you do anything.
- Wash your hands. If you are ever handling any animal on a regular basis, you should be washing your hands in between handling the animal and doing anything else. Some animals carry potentially toxic bacterias and the best way to avoid being made ill by these is to wash your hands.
Claiming accident at work compensation in Kent
If you are injured by an animal when you are at work, in most cases there will be very little that you can do about it. However, if you feel that the negligence of your employer in some way contributed to what happened to you, then you may have a case for accident at work compensation in Kent.
The best way to work out whether or not you have a good case for accident at work compensation in Kent is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to the team about what happened and whether you have a case going forward. If you do then the team can offer you excellent advice and support, to ensure that you are able to get the accident at work compensation in Kent you deserve.
Date Published: 29th September 2014
Author: David Brown