Health and Safety Protocols for Workplaces

 

Health and Safety Protocols for Workplaces

Todays working environments are far safer than they have ever been. Whether you go to work in a factory, an office or out in the open, every employer has to conform to a set of rules and regulations aimed at making sure you are protected as much as possible as you go about your daily duties.

However, accidents can never be totally eradicated because, by their very nature, they are unpredictable and often caused by human error – which is unpreventable.

If you are involved in an incident at work that is not your fault and you think that some other party might be responsible, either directly or indirectly, you might be able to lodge a claim for compensation. By simply talking through the details with IL4U, you can find out if you have the basis for a successful case and can even take advantage of a no win no fee deal to make sure you dont end up out of pocket.

Thankfully, workplace safety is given a great deal of consideration by responsible employers and health and safety protocols are there to make sure that simply doing your job doesnt result in illness or injury.

Workplace accidents

 As most of us spend the majority of our daytime hours at work, it is no surprise that the vast majority of all accidents are actually work-related. Of course, the wide range of occupations that people have means that each situation is quite different and some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others. However, everyone can take steps to try and limit exposure to potential hazards.

Duty of care

All employers in the UK have a duty of care to make sure that the health and safety of their employees is a primary concern and the Health & Safety Executive is a government body which looks into workplace accidents and can prosecute any employers who have neglected their responsibilities.

Common causes

The most common cause of injury in the workplace is due to the use of equipment that is unsafe or outdated. In some environments, such as kitchens or anywhere using heavy machinery, injuries are often the result of inadequate training or unsafe working conditions.

Offices

Even office workers, who might feel that they are unlikely to suffer an injury as a result of their work, can find out to their cost that this is not the case. Even the most sedentary jobs can cause back problems from old or faulty chairs, whilst incorrect posture and equiptment can lead to repetitive strain injuries.