Safety in the Workplace – What You Can Do To Ensure Your Own Safety
Accidents are common in the workplace and can occur for a number of reasons. It is the responsibility of your employer to look after your safety in the workplace and if they fail to do this, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Simonsbath. There are some ways you can protect yourself against accidents in the workplace, although ultimately your employer would have to action these.
The Right Tools
You should always have the right tools to protect yourself in whatever role you undertake at work. If you are working in a construction environment for instance, you should be given proper protection equipment to be able to carry out your job safely. This may include hard hats, gloves and boots. Similarly, if you are working in an office there should be a risk assessment carried out to ensure you are comfortable at your desk, so that you don’t suffer from back pain or repetitive strain injury. If you feel that you haven’t been given the right tools for your job, you should request these from your employer in the first instance.
You should always have the right training for your job, even if you have done a similar role before as the set up will be different from company to company. Training is important to enable you to carry out your role to the best of your ability and to ensure you are undertaking it safely. If you are unsure about any aspect of your role and need training, you should speak to your manager and request this. You should also take a note of the date and time of request, as if they fail to organise training and you end up injured, you may be liable to make a compensation claim in Simonsbath.
The reporting of accidents is not only important to let your employer aware of incidents, but also to help prevent it from happening to someone else in the future. If you have an accident, you should tell your line manager and also complete an accident report. If you plan to make a compensation claim in Simonsbath in the future, this will be part of your evidence. Witnesses are also important as part of a claim, so speak to anyone who was there at the time of the accident as they will be able to support your claims.
Accident Advice Helpline can offer support for any workplace related accidents and will be able to provide solicitors who have specialist expertise and skills to handle these types of claims. You can call the advisers or complete an online claim form to find out how much you are eligible to claim. The lines are open 24/7 so no matter what time you wish to speak to someone; there will always be an adviser available to take your call.
Date Published: 11th August 2013
Author: David Brown