Reducing the chance of accidents in the workplace
There are a few things your company can do to reduce the chance of accidents in the workplace. An employer has a duty of care to all customers and staff to ensure that everyone is as safe as possible when they are on the building premises, and if someone is injured because of the negligence of the company then they may be able to make a claim for compensation against you. Here are some ways in which your company can reduce accidents and try to keep personnel safe.
Have safety policies
The best way to prevent an accident is to know what you are looking for and put procedures and policies in place to ensure that it does not happen. Go through a risk assessment for your company and come up with any risks to your staff and customers that your industry presents. You can then write out a comprehensive list of procedures and policies that all of your staff and management should be well read up on.
Have a safety coordinator
This could be part of someone’s existing job, but it may be better to have an employee that is purely focused on the safety in your company. This person can make sure that your safety policies are being adhered to and look for any further hazards that you may have missed, or that present themselves as time goes on.
Do regular safety checks
Even with procedures for safety in place, this will only work if everything is still running smoothly. Whatever kind of environment you are working in, check over all of your equipment, machinery and so on on a regular basis to check that it is all still running the way it should be. If anything doesn’t seem to be working as well, then it will need to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
Finding an injury lawyer in Kirkmichael
If you have been injured in a workplace accident which was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. The best way to claim compensation is to go through an injury lawyer in Kirkmichael, who will work with you to get you the compensation that you deserve. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to get the help you need from the team of friendly, professional advisors.
Our team will talk you through your accident and injury, then let you know if you have a good case for compensation. You are under no obligation to proceed after this phone call, but if you do then you’ll be passed onto an injury lawyer in Kirkmichael who will work with you on your case. Your injury lawyer in Kirkmichael will work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis and ensure that you get the best possible service throughout your claim.
Date Published: 5th October 2013
Author: David Brown