It is a fundamental part of the responsibility of employers to provide a safe and fully functional workplace for all employees. If you are found wanting in this area, the cost not only to finances but also the company’s reputation can be substantial.
It has been shown that workers suffering injuries through accidents at their workplace can cost employers a great deal. For this reason, your workplace should make the most of modern safety barriers in order to safeguard your workforce.
Safety barriers to prevent accidents
Health and safety issues at work are quite rightly at the top …
Work accidents can be exceptionally expensive for businesses. Unfortunately, you can’t insure against everything. Putting good controls in place is absolutely crucial for minimising the amount of workplace accidents your company faces. Even the smallest injury can cost a business a lot of money. Imagine how a serious accident would affect your reputation. Would you be able to cope with the financial ramifications?
Your Insurance Policy
Insurance policies usually only cover the most serious situations. Insurance usually covers injury, poor health, and damage. What it doesn’t cover is lost time, extra wages or overtime payments, sick pay, production delays, …
There are plenty of stories in the media along the lines of ‘health and safety gone mad’ which highlight sometimes strange and petty restrictions that are supposedly put in place by various regulatory bodies.
In fact, many of these often turn out to be urban myths and even the ones that are true are individual cases where special conditions apply. The simple fact is that because of health and safety practices in the workplace there are now far fewer accidents suffered by employees than there used to be.
In the past, many jobs were quite risky and …
It’s the situation that we all dread at work – when you get hurt and are forced to spend weeks, maybe even months, away from the job.
Advances in health and safety legislation over the last 100 years have made workplaces so much safer for employers and employees, but accidents can happen. Whether in docile white-collar environments like offices or busier warehouses and industrial areas where conventional mishaps are more common, injuries can strike at any time.
In this sticky situation, what are your rights? What can you do if you’re hurt at work?
Whether you’ve hurt your …