How to use protective equipment
If you work in a job where you need to wear personal protective equipment, such as goggles, noise reducing headphones or face masks then it is important to know how and when you need to use these to ensure they are effective against the hazards you are working with.
Your employer should give you full training, which includes how and when to wear this equipment, and what can happen if you do not use the protective equipment correctly. This means that if you are injured during your job, you can claim compensation against your employer.
Find out all you can about health and safety
Your job should have guidelines and procedures set out to ensure the safety of all of their employees. It is important that you find out all you can about these guidelines when you first start work, and well before you start working. Ask your manager to provide you with these reading materials on your first day, so that you can familiarise yourself with them before you ever get started on your job.
Be consistent with wearing your equipment
It can be tempting to let your protective equipment use slide as you get more used to a job. In some cases, personal protective equipment can be cumbersome or uncomfortable, and if you feel that you have a good grasp of your job then you may feel that you don’t need to wear it all of the time. Get into the habit of putting on this equipment before you do anything else every day, and imagine what it would feel like to injure yourself because you have decided not to protect yourself.
Check your equipment regularly
Wearing the equipment will be no use if it is not up to the quality standards that will protect you. Check over your protective equipment as often as you can so that you can be sure that it still holds up to the high standards that are going to protect you in an accident.
If you do need injury lawyers in Waddingham
If you have been injured because of faulty protective equipment, the negligence of an employer, or simply not being provided with the equipment you needed, you can use injury lawyers in Waddingham or a firm like Accident Advice Helpline to make a claim for compensation against your employer.
Although they do not have injury lawyers in Waddingham working for them directly Accident Advice Helpline can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury lawyers in Waddingham look no further than this expert service.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works their team of dedicated, experienced and in-house injury lawyers who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Accident advice Helpline will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so you have nothing to lose, and you should not even have to go to court.