If you work in Nelson, you’ve been injured in a workplace fire, and you wish to launch seek help with a workplace accident in Nelson, you can rely on us here at Accident Advice Helpline to support you, providing you were not responsible for the incident in any way.
The hazard of fire in the workplace
Fires in the workplace are a significant cause of injuries. In many instances the causes are due to out of date or faulty electrical wiring, or faults that have developed with factory machinery and plant.
Whatever the circumstances or the cause of the fire, your employer should have sufficient fire alarms, and safety procedures in place to ensure that all employees can be evacuated without injury.
The importance of carrying out regular fire drills
Although many employees pooh-pooh the idea of fire alarm drills, they are nonetheless a “necessary evil.” Every workplace no matter what its size, should have its own evacuation procedures and practice them from time to time. As well as ensuring that employees know what to do when the fire alarm sounds, it also helps to ensure that all fire exits and paths leading to fire exits are kept clear of any obstacles.
The importance of nominating fire wardens
Companies should nominate someone with the responsibility for employees’ health and safety. That person may or may not be the fire warden, although it is often common with smaller companies for one particular member of staff to wear both hats.
The various ways that fire can cause injuries and fatalities
Workplace fires can cause serious injuries and fatalities in several different ways. There is the danger of the flames themselves, the danger of any smoke or fumes, and the danger of explosion if any combustible chemicals are stored on site. Any chemicals must be reported to the local fire services in order that they can be registered so that firemen know what to expect if they are called to site to deal with a fire.
Help with a workplace accident in Nelson
If you’ve been badly injured in a fire at your workplace in Nelson, for which you were not to blame, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to offer you help with a workplace accident in Nelson and get your claim started.
If you have 30 seconds to spare
Prior to launching any claim you may wish to know how much compensation you could be due. You can ascertain this by visiting Accident Advice Helpline’s website and making use of the HOW MUCH compensation calculator that you’ll find there. Just answer 4 simple questions to verify the validity of your claim and get an estimate as to how much compensation you could be awarded. All it takes is 30 seconds of your time.
Using the ‘no win, no fee’ services that Accident Advice Helpline provide (as recommended by Esther Rantzen) couldn’t be simpler. However, should you have any queries, chat to one of our experienced advisers via our toll-free helpline. Call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 11th September 2014