Safety in physical jobs, and when to find a good Test Valley legal team
Obviously, not all physical jobs are the same, and the way you should behave and the rules you should follow in each job are likely to be vastly different. However, there are some overarching rules for jobs in which you have to be on your feet all day, lifting or carrying and working at height. If you know these basic rules, then any job you go into that has a physical element will be easier to adjust to, and your new employer will feel more comfortable working with you right off the bat.
- Know your limits. Don’t try to do a task which is beyond you, or with which you might struggle. If you can’t do something, you should tell your manager that you aren’t able to, and ask for help. They would rather assign someone else to the task than risk you injuring yourself or someone else.
- Take breaks. It is required by law that any employee in any job takes plenty of breaks throughout the day. If you work in a physical job, then this is even more important for your health. Take a short break every couple of hours, and a longer break after around four hours of work.
- Get trained. Don’t ever walk into a job and allow yourself to begin work straight away without specific training for the job. Even if you have done something similar in the past, you need to know exactly how everything works before you get started.
- Ask questions. Never be afraid to ask how a piece of machinery works, and ask someone to show you how to use it before you start. Trying to learn by doing is not the way forward in any physical job.
- Keep yourself fuelled. Make sure that you eat and drink plenty during the day when you work a physical job, as feeling faint or hungry could spell disaster.
When to find a good Test Valley legal team
If you are injured in your job, but feel that your injuries were the fault of your employer, you may be able to find a Test Valley legal team and make a claim for compensation. You want to be sure that your Test Valley legal team is a good one to ensure that your claim has a better chance of being successful, so ensure you do your research in advance.
If you can’t find a Test Valley legal team that you trust, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to talk about your accident and the claims process. You are under no obligation to proceed with a claim after this conversation, but if you do decide to go ahead then you will work with an experienced lawyer who will work entirely on your behalf, meaning that you won’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 18th July 2014
Author: David Brown