Working as a gardener can be a liberating job. Being in the great outdoors all day everyday is a rewarding and exciting job role to have. Whether you are a landscaper or help out with a residential gardens create scene and green paradises can be a very enjoyable career.
Even gardeners have their own hazards to deal with whilst at work. From faulty equipment to lack of training there are many incidents which could lead to an accident at work in Surrey Heath.
Being a gardener means you need to know the ins and outs of every shrub and flower you work with. Knowledge of special properties of the plants you work with is essential in order to be safe in your job role. Adequate training is needed so that you don’t get poisoned.
In addition to having the relevant training your employer also needs to provide equipment which is suitable and functional for the work you need to carry out as part of your job requirements. Using faulty equipment is very dangerous and you could receive a nasty injury.
Other injuries which could be sustained in the role of a gardener can be of natural causes such as sunstroke. It is your employers responsibility to ensure that you have the correct protective equipment and have the necessary breaks out of extreme heat and cold.
Accident at work in Surrey Heath and gardening claims
Gardening claims for an accident at work in Surrey Heath are not particularly common but it doesn’t mean that they don’t happen at all. Being safe not only needs common sense but it also needs employers to do their part and provide everything needed in order to fulfil the task at hand.
With the correct protective equipment and safety measures in place the likelihood of an accident at work in Surrey Heath is largely reduced though all workers should still be wary of all hazards which inhabit the great outdoors.
If you work outside for a living and have been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to some compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you to start making your claim and help to win some compensation for your injuries. Our experienced team have extensive knowledge in claims and begin building your case fast. Call us today for free on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: David Brown