Health and Safety Risks in the Workplace and Making Sure You Are Protected
We spend most of our time in the workplace and although it is our own responsibility to look after ourselves, our employer also has a part to play. If your employer fails to properly adhere to health and safety procedures and you become injured, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in St Peters. It is important to look after your own health and safety as much as possible in the workplace and even if you are not an expert on this subject, there are some ways you can try to ensure you are protected as much as possible.
Your employer should provide you with the proper protective gear to enable you to carry out your job safely as otherwise; they are putting you in danger. This is particularly prevalent if you work in construction or in a factory with hazardous substances as these can be really harmful. If you feel that your safety is being put under jeopardy due to a lack of proper protective gear, you should always speak to your line manager in the first instance. You should not carry out any duties whereby you feel that you do not have the correct protective gear to do so.
Any potential dangers in the workplace should be signalled through the use of appropriate signage. It is your employer’s responsibility to do this but if you come across any potential risks, you should alert them to this as it may not only help to reduce your own chances of being involved in an accident, but also one of your colleague’s. In the event that you are hurt in an accident in the workplace, which was caused by a lack of signage, you can make a compensation claim in St Peters.
Training should be a regular aspect of any job, but all too often, this turns out not to be the case. If your job involves working in construction or dealing with any harmful substances, it is even more important that you receive adequate training. You need regular training to keep abreast of any new developments in the law or equipment, as otherwise you won’t know how to perform your job to the best of your ability. If you have concerns relating to training, you should speak to your manager. If you don’t receive adequate training and you end up injured as a result, there may be grounds to make a compensation claim in St Peters.
If a lack of health and safety procedures cause you to be injured in the workplace, you can make a compensation claim in St Peters. You should speak to Accident Advice Helpline in the first instance and an advisor will put you in touch with a specialist solicitor. The lines are open 24/7, so there is always someone available to take your call.
Date Published: 19th August 2013
Author: David Brown