Employers all over the UK have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. It does not matter what job you do, or where in the UK you are situated, at Accident Advice Helpline we operate nationwide, not just for a personal injury claim in Epping Forest.
How employers can reduce the risks of accidents, and of you making a personal injury claim in Epping Forest against them
Many accidents could be avoided if employers complied with health and safety legislation. Then there would be fewer accidents at work, and fewer victims making a personal injury claim in Epping Forest. There are laws that apply to particular trades and laws that apply to everyone, it is up to your employer to establish which ones apply to them.
Carrying out risk assessments is one of the things all employers should do, as this can identify potential hazards, and let the employer eradicate them. If the danger cannot be removed for some reason, all staff need to be informed of it and there needs to be plenty of easily understandable warning signs to remind them.
Risk assessments sound expensive and they can be if the employer uses a specialist firm to do it for them. Many of the larger employers do so because with lots of staff they cannot afford to take the risk of someone being injured in an accident at work that was not their fault.
But for smaller employers they can do this themselves. All they need to do is look at every aspect of the way the business runs, and how the employees work to see if there are any hazards. If they have more then 5 employees they need to write down what they find, and how they solved it. With less than 5 employees they do not have to record it but it is never a bad idea to do this so that they know for future reference should an employee make a personal injury claim in Epping Forest against them.
Some employers involve the staff in the process of carrying out the risk assessment, as they might spot something the employer has missed.
Carrying out the risk assessment can help put together a health and safety policy for the business, which is another legal requirement. All staff have to be aware of policy content and employers should make sure they abide by the rules.
Many employers make sure all staff are given a copy of the health and safety policy, and make them sign to acknowledge that they have been given it.
Making a personal injury claim in Epping Forest
If you need to make a personal injury claim for any type of accident, Accident Advice Helpline are here to help. It is what we were established for, and all we have dome for the last 14 years. Experience like that cannot be replaced, and can prove invaluable when you are making your personal injury claim.