How to look out for potential accidents at work
It is critical that you keep yourself and others safe whilst you are at work, particularly if you work in a physical job, or a dangerous one. Even working in an office environment, though, can be fairly dangerous if you don’t know how to look out for the risks and hazards. Avoiding accidents at work can help you to be more productive, and being able to point out potential problems to others can help everyone to be more productive, as well as helping your employer to keep the number of accidents in the workplace down. Even better, you may save them from an expensive accident at work claim.
Avoiding a lack of safety at work in Ayr
- Know what the hazards are. Depending on the type of job that you do, you should have a rough idea of what the hazards might be. Keep these in mind as you go about your day to day employment, so that you don’t forget what hazards are presented to you daily, and how to get around them.
- Make a note of anything that happens. If an accident happens, or even if an accident almost happens, you should make a note of this and keep it recorded somewhere that everyone can see it. This helps people to understand what is going on around them on a day to day basis.
- Make changes to avoid accidents happening again. If an accident has happened once then there is a chance that it could happen again. The best way for you to avoid this is to make changes to the way that you do things, so that the accident is less likely to occur again.
- Be alert. Make sure that every day you are at work you are alert and looking out for potential problems to be avoided. You should do your best to stay alert throughout the day, and stop work if you find yourself distracted.
How to make an accident at work claim
If you are injured at work due to a lack of safety at work in Ayr and it was the fault of your employer, making an accident at work claim can help you to pay for medical bills and help around the house whilst you are recovering. Compensation can also help you to subsidise whatever sick pay you are getting from your company, or your living expenses whilst you look for another position.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about making an accident at work claim and decide whether or not you want to make a claim, based on how likely it is that your claim will be successful. If you decide to proceed, the helpline will team you with an experienced injury lawyer, who can make a claim for you on your behalf.
Date Published: 27th August 2014
Author: David Brown