Safety in the Workplace – How Your Employer Should Keep You Protected
Health and safety in the workplace does not just refer to accidents and injuries, it also relates to security from intruders or anyone who could cause you physical harm. Your employer has a responsibility to look after your health and safety in the workplace and this includes ensuring you are safe from any possible harm caused by others. There are various measures your employer can take to ensure you are kept safe in your place of work.
It is important that your employer issues security passes or fobs, so that only authorised people can gain access to the building, otherwise they could be jeopardising your safety. It is particularly important if you are working late or over the weekend when only skeleton staff are around as this can make you feel more vulnerable to intruders than usual. If you feel unsafe in the working environment you should let your employer know. If they fail to do anything about it and it causes you to become the victim of a crime, you are entitled to make a compensation claim.
Locked Doors and Windows
It can be easy to make the mistake of failing to lock doors and windows as we can sometimes get caught up in other things and forget to do this as part of our daily routine. It is your employer’s job to ensure that the working environment is protected at all times and this means ensuring the building is locked. If you are working on your own, it is even more important that areas of the building which are not being used are locked up. If you feel unsafe at any time, it is important to speak to your employer.
If you are the victim of a crime in the workplace and your employer is at fault through negligence or carelessness, you are entitled to make a compensation claim. Your employer has a duty of care for workers and as such, should take any possible measures to ensure your safety at all times. If you feel that your safety is at risk, it is important to discuss this with your employer. Accident Advice Helpline can provide support regarding your compensation claim and will put you in touch with a specialist solicitor who will be able to handle your case efficiently.
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