How to keep a construction site safe
If you are responsible for operating a construction site, and keeping the people working on it safe, then you will already be aware that there are plenty of things that you need to keep a constant eye on. With many people working in different locations, sometimes with heavy machinery or equipment, and with large vehicles coming in and out f the site all the time, there is a big risk that people could get injured. As an employer it is vital that you minimise those risks and do all you can to make sure that accidents and injuries do not occur.
If you fail in this and someone is injured as a result then they could have the legal right to make a no win no fee compensation Erewash claim against you. If they contact us at Accident Advice Helpline then we can assist them to do this.
Steps to avoid no win no fee compensation Erewash claims
If you want to avoid a no win no fee compensation Erewash claim being made against you or your insurance provider then there are things that you can do. Here are some of the things that we have seen which haven’t been done, and which, if done properly, could have prevented some personal injury compensation claims being made:
- Proper training – it is easy to assume that because workers have a CSCS card, and other training, that they have all the necessary knowledge to keep them safe whilst on site. This is not always the case and you must never take it for granted that people know what they are doing. Make sure that all members of staff have a refresher course, or are given specific training to help them in their work. If you assume that someone can do something, and it transpires that they can’t, you will have a no win no fee compensation Erewash claim made against you if they are injured.
- Safety wear – as well as ensuring that people know how to do their jobs to reduce injury, it is vital that they are provided with the right safety wear and equipment to minimise the risk of injury should an accident occur. These can also protect against industrial diseases, for example, ear defenders protect against hearing loss and gloves can protect against skin irritations.
- Risk assessments – performing a regular risk assessment for each job that has to be undertaken, and each member of staff that works on site can also help to identify any potential ways that people can be injured. Taking steps to reduce these risks can stop no win no fee compensation Erewash claims from being made in the first place.
Accident Advice Helpline
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time for expert legal advice about your potential claim. Our freephone lines are always open, but if there is no one to take your call, leave a message and we will call you back. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile either ring 0333 500 0993 or send the message ‘Claim 365’ to 88010 and we will call you. Why not contact us now?
Date Published: 22nd December 2014
Author: David Brown