Keeping employees safe
If you are responsible for a work force, regardless of its size and the jobs that it is tasked to do, you will know that workplace injury claims in Staffordshire Moorlands can be made against you if any injuries occur. This is because it is your responsibility, via a legally recognised duty of care, to do all that you can to stop harm from happening to those you employ.
There are various things that you can go do to make sure that your staff are kept as safe as possible and therefore avoid workplace injury claims in Staffordshire Moorlands being made against you.
How to avoid workplace injury claims in Staffordshire Moorlands being made
One of the first things you ought to do when a new member of staff starts is provide them with all the relevant information they need about the site on which they are working. Tell them and show them where emergency exists are and highlight any areas that they are not allowed to enter. This is vitally important as ignorance in this regard can lead to accidents occurring.
You should also advise them of health and safety procedures and regulations that apply to specific areas. It may be that they need to wear protective equipment when entering a particular area, and they must be made aware of this from the start.
A risk assessment should also be completed for each new starter. This will identify any specific needs they may require. For example, if English is not their first language they may need support with understanding safety signs that are visible throughout the building.
Risk assessments should also be completed for each individual task that a member of staff is likely to have to perform. Such an assessment will identify what steps needs to be taken to reduce risk, and can provide you with the opportunity to further protect those that need it.
How people can make claims
If a member of staff is injured and feels that they want to make a claim for compensation against you, then that is their right. All they need to do is contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to find out more. We can then support them through the process so that there is no impact on their working relationships.
If you, or anyone else needs further information then we are able to offer free, no obligation advice to help provide all the details that anyone is likely to need to get a claim started or to understand the process.