The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has spent many years working with contractors and employers to reduce accident rates in the workplace. The great news is, they are succeeding. The rate of Carlisle accident at work claims for compensation is lower than ever.
Accident rates at work have been steadily dropping for many years, as have fatalities, but there is still tens of thousands of accidents every year that could have been avoided. Many of these are either caused by the negligence of an individual, or of the company itself.
Some companies do not realise how big their responsibility is to their employees, and are unaware of some or most of the Health and Safety Executive regulations. Other companies are completely aware of them, but just decide not to follow them.
Whether it is down to ignorance of the regulations, or just plain flouting of the rules, neither provides any defence for a company whose employee has been injured as a direct result, and can lead to them being open to a Carlisle accident at work claim for compensation.
How employers can avoid a Carlisle accident at work claim being made
To help them avoid a Carlisle accident at work claim being made against them, they should follow all of the relevant HSE guidelines. While some rules apply to everybody, there are also specific rules for different professions. Here are just some of the general rules all employers must follow:Open Claim Calculator
- All employers must provide an accident book, and all employees must record every accident, no matter how minor they seem.
- They must make sure you have adequate space to perform the required tasks without being impeded.
- Everybody who uses machinery must be properly trained to do so.
- All protective safety guards must be installed and used.
- All employees must be aware of emergency procedures, and regular fire drills must be carried out.
- All plant and equipment should be in good working order and properly maintained.
- All essential protective clothing should be provided free of charge to the relevant employees.
- All employees must be aware of, and have access to, the company’s health and safety policy.
- All serious accidents should be reported to the HSE
- Employees must receive the required amount of breaks.
These are by no means all of the required regulations, just samples of some that apply to every employer out there. You can see the full information on the HSE website, or speak to one of our friendly advisors for further information.
If you have been injured in an accident where any of the above was not done, then there is a good chance you’re eligible to make a Carlisle accident at work claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone number today, and let us help you start the process of receiving justice for your injuries.