The 4 most essential types of safety gear for construction workers – a guide from our personal injury lawyer in St Blazey
Construction workers live in constant danger of falling objects, falls from height, burns, damage from loud noise and other potential injuries in the workplace. The consequences of such injuries if you don’t have the proper safety gear on can be really serious and even lethal.
It is important to know that it is your employer’s responsibility to make sure you have all the safety equipment you need to do your job safely. Therefore, if you haven’t been provided such equipment and you’ve been hurt on the construction site, you should call our personal injury lawyer in St Blazey and contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for advice.
But let’s take a look at some of the most essential and popular types of safety gear for construction workers:
Steel toe boots
It happens often that people are carrying something very heavy and they drop it when they can’t hold it anymore. The steel toe boot is a great invention. It protects the wearer from heavy objects falling on their feet which could potentially crush his toes.
You can see how without proper protection, injuries can be very serious. Remember that if you have been injured because you weren’t provided with steel toe boots or other safety equipment you can always reach our personal injury lawyer in St Blazey and ask about starting a claim for compensation.
Safety glasses are made of very durable material and they protect the wearer’s eyes from anything from flying metal shrapnel to sudden bursts of flame.
Safety glasses are important for anyone whose job is cutting metal, wood or other materials and they are even widely used by plumbers and other professionals.
Probably the most important type of safety gear there is. The hard hat protects the head from vertical or horizontal hits. The hard hats are designed so that they leave a couple of centimetres between the wearer’s head and the top of the hat itself.
This lessens the impact significantly and protects against brain trauma and other serious consequences of a head injury.
Gloves are widely used in any type of construction work. They are also very important for lumberjacks, welders and electricians and many other types of jobs such as firefighting.
The best of us cannot predict an accident but we can make sure we have the right safety gear on at all times. If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, perhaps because you weren’t provided with the right equipment, and you need to make a claim, you have the option of calling our personal injury lawyer in St Blazey or reaching us at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile). If you prefer you can send a text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 8th October 2014
Author: David Brown