Measure Work Safety
If you are an employer or in charge of the health and safety of employees in a company, it is important that you know how to assess just how safe a workplace is to begin with. This way, you can come up with ideas for increasing the safety or recognising when there is a problem and fixing it before anyone gets hurt.
As an employer you have a duty of care to all of your employees, and if they are injured on your premises then you may find yourself without an employee, or in the worst case scenario having to pay out for a personal injury compensation claim.
Exposure to Risk
You need to look at how often and why your employees may be exposed to risk throughout their work day, and how you can fix this. This doesn’t have to mean broken ladders and faulty wiring. If your company does not offer sick pay or has an intimidating stance on workers taking sick days, this may encourage sick employees to come into work, thus infecting the rest of your staff. Think about the smallest details that could cause an accident, injury or illness, and work out how much risk your company takes.
Check and Maintain Safety Precautions
Make sure that anything which has been put into place to ensure the safety of employees is working properly. This includes equipment, safety precautions (such as rubber matting) and even safety procedures your employees have learned. There is no point having a company which is fully fitted out with safety equipment when your employees are likely to be injured due to a badly thought out fire drill procedure. Cover all of your angles.
Create Safety Leaders
Employ someone or promote an existing employee to the role of safety co-ordinator. This way, you can be sure that someone is always thinking about how to improve the safety of your company.
When to Get an Injury Lawyer in Rowde
If you are an employee who has been injured due to the negligence of your employer, then you may be able to claim compensation back to help pay for treatment and help around the house, or just simply to compensate you for the pain and stress you have suffered.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to our friendly, helpful team about your claim. They will let you know how likely it is that your claim will be successful and pass you onto an injury lawyer in Rowde who can help you. Your injury lawyer in Rowde will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, so you don’t stand to lose anything. They will also work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve, so you shouldn’t have to go to court. You can reach them 24/7 via our helpline.
Date Published: 23rd October 2013
Author: David Brown