Do you work with dangerous chemicals?
If you work with dangerous chemicals as part of your day to day job then it is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that you are kept safe as much as possible.
Chemical can be dangerous for a wide number of reasons, from causing irritation to skin, to breathing difficulties when inhaled. They can also be extremely flammable. This means that suitable care should be taken when they are being used, and steps should be taken to minimise risks.
If your employer has failed in their duty to ensure your safety and you have suffered an injury as a result, then you should speak to an expert solicitor in Hengoed today to find out if you could make a claim for compensation.
All employers have a duty of care to the people who work for them. In the case of dangerous chemicals this means adhering to the points set out in the control of substances hazardous to health regulations (COSHH).
The COSHH regulations stipulate that employers should try to minimise the use of dangerous chemicals wherever possible. In other words, if there is an alternative product available which is potentially less harmful then this it should be used at all available opportunities. Failure to do this could mean that an expert solicitor in Hengoed will be able to help you make a claim against them.
If it is not possible to change the type of chemicals being used then your employer should perform detailed risk assessments of not only the individuals being exposed to the products (taking special account of people with reading difficulties, language comprehension problems and those with medical conditions), as well as the situation in which the products are being used.
Such risk assessments can help identify people who are fundamentally unsuitable to work with these products, or highlight areas where additional training or support should be provided to help minimise the potential for danger.
Risk assessments should be completed and reassessed on a regular basis to ensure they remain valid. If your employer has not conducted a risk assessment and you are injured during the course of your job then a solicitor in Hengoed may be able to help you make a claim against your employer for not doing all they could to ensure your safety.
Equally the risk assessments should demonstrate what personal protection equipment should be used to help guard against accident or injury. This could include the use of gloves, boots, face masks, goggles or overalls.
Contact an expert solicitor in Hengoed today
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Date Published: 31st March 2014
Author: David Brown