Neath Port Talbot has enjoyed a long historical association with industrialisation and the coal mining trade, which is reflected in the fact that the manufacturing industry is much more prevalent in the region that elsewhere in the country. According to the Neath Port Talbot council’s statistics, 23.7% of jobs in the county borough were based in manufacturing, well over the Welsh average of 13.7%.
Manufacturing is one of the most hazardous industries to work in in the United Kingdom, experiencing accidents more frequently – and with more severe consequences – than many other industries. That’s why we’ve prepared some helpful pointers on how to make your place of work more safe and more secure.
Staying safe in Neath Port Talbot’s Manufacturing Industry
Make sure your working area is kept clean, safe, and well-organised. Make sure that the tools and equipment that you use are properly packed away, disassembled (if appropriate), and are subject to frequent cleaning and health and safety checks.
Don’t rush your work. Accidents often happen out of carelessness, oversight or negligence rather than malicious intent, and all too often, attempting to rush a task can result in accidents and subsequent injuries that could easily have been avoided if more time, caution and care had been taken rather than speeding up work.
Complete and keep up with workplace training. Ensure that you have been fully trained in the tasks that you are assigned, so that you know exactly what to do if difficulties should arise or accidents should occur.
Keep up to date with current legislation, so that you know exactly who is responsible for when accidents occur. It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that appropriate health and safety and hazard signs are kept on the premises where workers can access them.
Making Neath Port Talbot car accident claims after an injury
If you’ve been injured working in the manufacturing industry that makes Neath Port Talbot respected throughout the United Kingdom, or you’ve been involved in another kind of accident in the Neath Port Talbot area, you may be entitled to claim compensation through Neath Port Talbot car accident claims with Accident Advice Helpline.
You can use Accident Advice Helpline’s free 30 second test on our website right now if you’re unsure as to whether you could claim compensation from Neath Port Talbot car accident claims. All you need to do is answer the short questionnaire on Accident Advice Helpline’s website, and our compensation calculator will be able to provide information about if you could be eligible, as well as a completely free estimate of how much you might be able to claim in compensation if your case is ultimately successful.
Call us on our free 24/7 advice line on 0800 689 0500 from any landline number. Alternatively, you can also get in touch with us on your mobile, on 0333 500 0993. All calls come with no obligation and no pressure to begin.
Date Published: 13th November 2014
Author: David Brown