As an employer, it is very important that you ensure that employees are always as safe as they can be. not only is this simply a good gesture towards your employees, but it also prevents you having to pay out on an accident at work claim due to health and safety ignored at work in Dunfermline, resulting in an employee becoming injured.
Making sure accidents don’t occur due to health and safety ignored at work in Dunfermline
Make sure that no accidents occur which can be attributed to the company, and you should be able to avoid having to pay compensation, or having your company investigated. One of the most important things you can do to prevent accidents happening, is to provide your employees with the correct safety equipment, and here are some ways in which you can do this.
- Do your research. You should look online and ask around to find out what other companies are using in the way of safety equipment for their own businesses. This will help you to decide what is necessary and what is not, and ensure that you don’t leave anything out.
- Have a high budget for safety. If you must cut corners in your business, health and safety is not the place to do it. Ensure that your budget for health and safety is high enough that you can afford certified equipment, and have it regularly serviced.
- Have your equipment checked regularly. If you have safety equipment, there is no point in allowing it to become old or worn down with time. Make sure that each piece of equipment is checked on a daily basis, with more thorough checks at least every 30 days.
- Have a reporting system. Allow your employees to tell you what they need, and to tell you when there are problems. This way you can ensure that all problems and mistakes are reported and sorted out quickly, so that employees have what they need to be safe.
How to make an accident at work claim due to health and safety ignored at work in Dunfermline
You can make an accident at work claim against your employer, if you have been injured through some fault of theirs. This fault can be attributed to them, if they have not supplied you with the correct safety equipment, if they have not trained you properly, or if conditions in your workplace are unsafe.
Accident Advice Helpline: here to help
Call Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone landline number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about making a claim, and get help deciding whether or not you have a good case for compensation.
Date Published: 26th August 2014
Author: David Brown