Make your office safe for employees and how to claim accident at work compensation if you are injured in your office
As an employer, you have a duty of care to your employees, to ensure that they are able to stay safe and do their jobs to the best of their ability. If you have an office environment, then it is much less likely that you will be worrying about safety, as offices don’t tend to be the most dangerous places in the world.
However, offies do still have risks, and you should be aware of this and able to get your office to a place where is is much less likely that your employees will injure themselves and that you will be to blame.
- Go through health and safety with everyone. When new employees start, they should take a day to go through health and safety with an older employee to be sure that they know exactly what they should be doing if things go wrong, and how to do their job safely. Go through this every couple of years with everyone.
- Spend more on equipment. An employee is less likely to have a serious accident or injury from a good piece of office equipment than a cheaper one which was purchased to save money. Have a decent budget for these things, even i it means cutting back on other items.
- Have CCTV and security. If you can make sure that the only people that can get in and out of the business are employees and legitimate clients then you can ensure the safety of your employees much better than if the doors are open to everyone. Try a key card system and CCTV which will keep an eye on things all of the time.
- Punish for unsafe behaviour. Employees will behave in a safer way if they know that the punishment for being unsafe is severe.
You can make a Sefton accident at work compensation claim against your employer
You can make a Sefton accident at work compensation claim against your employer if you are injured at work and believe that your employer was in some way to blame. The Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury Sefton accident at work compensation claims and works with experienced solicitors to help you to get the compensation you deserve.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful team, who will be more than happy to give you advice and help you to decide whether to make a Sefton accident at work compensation claim or not. If you decide to go ahead, the team will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to ensure that your Sefton accident at work compensation claim is processed quickly and efficiently.
Date Published: 12th September 2014
Author: David Brown