Safety working in a hospital and how to make an accident at work claim
If you are working in a hospital then it is generally understood that you are a member of medical staff and ths know exactly how to keep yourself as safe as possible from illness and disease. However, not everyone who works in a hospital is a doctor or nurse, and you might be working in the canteen or gift shop, or as a cleaner, and still come into contact with these dangerous situations.
Here are some of the ways in which you can protect yourself against some of the hazards of working in a hospital, so that you can enjoy your job without having to worry about coming into contact with risks all of the time.
- Know your way around. Make sure that before you start working full time you have been shown where everything is, especially in the areas where you are mostly working. This will help you to avoid areas which could cause you harm, and keeps you in the areas that you need to be in.
- Wash your hands. Make sure that you wash your hands all of the time when you are working in a hospital, and have plenty of disposable gloves around so that you can change your gloves as and when you need to. This simple step can help to stop the worst diseases and bacterias from spreading.
- Dispose of things properly. Hospitals have special bins for everything, from tissue and cleaning products to things like syringes and other sharp objects. Always make sure that you know exactly where to throw something and never simply guess or assume that it will be ok.
- Watch children. Make sure that you keep an eye on children at all times, so that they are not wandering into dangerous areas or causing trouble where they shouldn’t. This is for their own safety, as well as yours and the safety of those around you.
Making a Thanet accident at work claim for compensation
If you are injured or made ill by your place of work, and you can prove that someone else’s negligence caused your illness or injury, you should be able to make a Thanet accident at work claim against the person who you feel is to blame.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and professional personal injury solicitors who will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to process your Thanet accident at work claim.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about making a Thanet accident at work claim and get started on your claim right away.
Date Published: 19th October 2014
Author: David Brown