If you work in Arlingham, then your employer has a legal responsibility to ensure your work place is a safe environment, and to protect your health and safety while you are at work.
Every employer has legal duties towards their employees while they are at work. For example:
- They should have a Health and Safety Policy, which all the employees know the details of. They also need to make sure the policy is implemented.
- They need to record all accidents in an accident book, no matter how minor they may appear.
- Risk assessments are important to identify any potential risk and they should take steps to correct anything they find.
- Serious accidents should be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for them to investigate and act upon if necessary.
- All equipment should be in proper working order and fitted with whatever safety devices are needed to keep them safe to use.
- They should ensure regular fire drills are carried out.
- The staff should be properly trained to use the equipment and its safety devices.
- Everyone should have enough room to work in comfortably, without excessive twisting and turning.
- All employees should have proper break periods; a tired employee can be a danger to everyone.
- The employer should supply, free of charge to the employees, any protective clothing that is needed.
- They need to have procedures in place in case of an emergency situation, and all the staff need to know what they are.
These are just some general rules that apply to all businesses. The full list can be found on the HSE website, together with measures that are specific to different trades. If an employer is unsure of anything regarding health and safety, they should contact HSE who are very willing to assist.
If your employer does not comply with HSE legislation and you are injured in an accident at work, you should report it the to HSE. By doing so, you could help to prevent someone else suffering the same injury as yourself. If you need to make a personal injury compensation claim because of the accident, you might want to use the services of a claims solicitor in Arlingham at Accident Advice Helpline.
Your expert claims solicitor in Arlingham at Accident Advice Helpline
If you have had an accident at work in which you have been injured, after medical attention and HSE, the next person you need to speak with is a claims solicitor in Arlingham at Accident Advice Helpline.
There are three ways you can make contact with us. You can use:
- Our online compensation claim form.
- Our online compensation calculator, also known as the 30-second test
- Our helpline number, 0800 689 0500 (landline) or from your mobile phone on 0333 500 0993 to speak to one of our friendly advisors.
We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you won’t need to pay us any cash up-front to get your claim started.
Date Published: 16th March 2014
Author: David Brown