Covering an area of around three hundred and seventy square miles, one quirky feature of the region is that South Somerset is home to a number of parishes. Within these parishes there are several churches. There are several churches that have had to deal with ‘lead thieves’. Lead thieves will steal the lead that can be found on the roof of a church. This lead will then need to be replaced at great cost, in order to stop any problems from developing with the roof. In order to get this done, some builders might need to work at very high heights, which can be the cause of construction site accidents in South Somerset.
The risk of working at height
A builder who is working at high heights will want to take care. That is because working at height can be a dangerous activity if the right safety steps have not been taken. As a result a worker that is working at height may want to make sure that they are using a harness, just in case they fall. However, they will also want to make sure that they are using a ladder that has been properly secured.
In some cases builders will also need to ensure that the people they are working around are responsible. After all, when working at height, even the smallest of mistakes can be very dangerous. Therefore, announcements should also be made to the rest of the workers, of what should be done in an emergency.
Construction site accidents in South Somerset
In spite of what has been mentioned a worker working at height might still become the victim of an injury. The injury that they sustain may happen due to the fault of another person. To deal with the resultant medical bills, anyone involved in construction site accidents in South Somerset may want to speak to Accident Advice Helpline.
A law firm that has been endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen, Accident Advice Helpline can help provide assistance with claims of this nature. You can learn more by calling us on our helpline number 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile 0333 500 0993.
Talk to Accident Advice Helpline about a claim
When you speak to Accident Advice Helpline about making South Somerset claims you will come to find that we’re not very pushy in our approach. We will not make you feel obligated to make a claim, or do something that does not make you feel comfortable. Should you find that you are not just ready to speak to someone, you have the other option of using ourwebsite. On the website there is something called the 30 second test. This test allows the user to work out some estimates in relation to their claim, in only thirty seconds.
Date Published: 21st July 2014
Author: David Brown