How to Reduce Risks in the Construction Environment
The construction environment is one of the most likely places for accidents and injuries to occur, and as such it is important to try and reduce risks wherever possible. It is important to not only be aware of your own safety, but also the safety of those around you. Your employer has a duty to ensure the construction environment is as hazard-free as possible and there are some methods which can be used to reduce potential risks.
Workers should receive the right amount of training so that they can deal with any potential hazards in a safe way. If you have any doubts about your ability to carry out tasks safely, you should request to have some formal training put into place. Training should be ongoing and up-to-date to deal with new equipment and procedures.
If you are asked to undertake a task for which you don’t feel you have had adequate training, you should refuse to do it. If you have an accident in the construction environment and you haven’t received proper training, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Portobello Birtley.
If you discover any potential risks to your health or safety, you should immediately alert your employer to these. This is important for your own safety and the safety of your colleagues. If you identify risks and your employer does not take steps to rectify the situation, they will be liable for any injuries which result. If you end up in accident as a result of this, you can make a compensation claim in Portobello Birtley.
You should always be supplied with the correct personal protection equipment to carry out your job safely. Your employer should do this from the offset and not wait until an accident has occurred. It is extremely dangerous to undertake a task when you don’t have the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) and you should not put your life at risk in any shape or form. An accident and injury which is the result of incorrect PPE is liable for a compensation claim in Portobello Birtley. It can potentially cost the company thousands to put workers at risk in this manner, which is why it is to their own benefit to do this.
Accident Advice Helpline offer advice and support relating to accidents in the construction environment. Our team of in-house solicitors have substantial experience in this area and can give you the best possible chance of a successful compensation claim. You can call the advice line at any time of the day and there will always be someone waiting to take your call. We also offer a no win no fee* obligation, which means you will never have to pay out any of your own money. Find out more about how we can help you today using the freephone number or online 30-second claim form.
For your claim in Portobello Birtley, call us today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 30th July 2013
Author: David Brown