Keeping customers safe as a shop assistant, and what to do if you want to claim accident at work compensation
If you are a shop assistant then a major part of your job will be working with customers and ensuring that they have the best possible experience in the store. As a shop assistant, you are the face of the store and help the customers to get what they need as quickly, easily and safely as possible. You are also in control of how safe the store is for your customers, so you should be working towards this every day. If you can work well to keep your customers safe then you can help your store to have the reputation it needs to keep going for the long run.
- Keep everything neat. When you are working make sure that the area you are working in is clear and that there is a path for customers to move easily through. If customers have to navigate through clutter it is more likely that they will have an accident and injure themselves, so you should always make sure that this isn’t possible.
- Watch out for customers. Make sure that you are always looking out for customers, so that you can be sure that they are being safe in the store. If you see a customer doing something dangerous, or spot a potential hazard it is fine to go up to them and ask them to move or stop.
- Clean up spills. Often in shops there is a high chance of spillage from products you may be working around and you should clean these up right away. Putting a wet floor sign down will also help customers to be safer.
- Make sure there is adequate lighting. The store should already have adequate lighting to make sure that everything is visible, but if you notice that there isn’t enough lighting in one spot you should let your manager know.
You may be able to make a St Edmundsbury accident at work compensation claim
If you are the one who is injured in your store, you may be able to make a St Edmundsbury accident at work compensation claim against your employer. You will only be able to claim St Edmundsbury accident at work compensation if you can prove that your employer was in some way negligent and left the store in a state which meant it was more likely that you would be injured.
The best way to put together a really strong case for St Edmundsbury accident at work compensation is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to the team about exactly what happened. If they decide that you have a good case for a successful claim then they will help you to make a start on your claim right away.
Date Published: 15th September 2014
Author: David Brown