How to avoid crime working in stores and when to make an injury claim
If you are working in any shop then you should be trained and alert in case of various types of crime. Obviously if you work in a shop, the major type of crime that you should be looking out for is theft, as even very minor theft can affect the company badly.
You should always be able to spot a potential thief, and then know how to go about apprehending them or stopping the crime before it happens, as well as protecting yourself from injury or attack at the same time. There are various other types of crime that can happen around stores, such as fraud and violent behaviour, and all of these need to be prevented as well.
- Have enough staff. Even if you are not the manager or employer, you should mention to your boss that you need more staff on for busier days and weekends. This will allow employees to take over the store and keep an eye on everything at the same time, without having to worry about being outnumbered by customers.
- Know what to look out for. This may mean body language of potentially dangerous or criminal customers, or things which could be indicators of fraudulent behaviour. If you can learn what things you should be looking out for and bring them into your day to day routine, this will help you to avoid crime.
- Call for help. At the first sign that something is happening that shouldn’t be, call for help from another staff member or a manager. If the customer is genuine and hasn’t done anything wrong then they will stay and shouldn’t cause too much of a fuss. If they are doing something wrong, they will most likely run.
- Leave apprehending criminals to security. Don’t try to apprehend a customer on your own or you could end up being badly hurt, just let security know what is going on for safety’s sake.
You should be able to make an injury claim in Thurrock
If you have been injured whilst working in a store, you should be able to make an injury claim in Thurrock. You should be able to make an injury claim in Thurrock because your employer has a duty of care towards you when you are at work, meaning that you should be protected from injury. If you are injured, your employer may offer to pay compensation to you anyway, but if they don’t you may have to make an injury claim in Thurrock of your own.
The Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make your injury claim in Thurrock, teaming you with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to get started.
Date Published: 20th October 2014
Author: David Brown