Poor Training In The Workplace
A significant proportion of the accidents and injuries which occur in the workplace can be attributed to poor or inadequate training. With the range of machinery, tools and safety equipment now in regular use in many workplaces the need to provide an excellent level of training is essential. However, this training doesn’t always happen, and many employers seem to think that it is acceptable to allow workers to just pick it up as they go along, read manuals or watch others.
But it doesn’t even necessarily have to involve dangerous machinery or tools for an accident to happen. Sometimes it can be simple things such as lifting something heavy. Not everyone is aware of how to lift a heavy box or other item in a way which is safe and protects the back and other joints. Trying to lift something heavy using the wrong method can very easily result in a strain, rupture or damaged back, and this can result in weeks or months of time off work, along with a great deal of pain, medication and therapy.
From dangerous machinery to tools and from heavy lifting to learning how to check safety equipment before use, the range of training necessary in the workplace is extensive, but all too often the reality leaves a lot to be desired.
If you have been injured in the workplace and you believe that it was largely down to poor or inadequate training then call us today. If you have been injured anywhere in Manchester then call us free for an instant decision on whether you are likely to have a case for accident compensation. We are a team of specialists based in Manchester, and we work on a no win no fee basis. What this means is that if we take your case on for you, it will be at no cost to you, regardless of the outcome. If your case is successful then nothing is deducted from the money you are awarded.
The Risks Of Inadequate Training In The Workplace.
One of the biggest problems as far as training in the workplace is concerned is that as staff leave or are recruited there are training gaps. As new staff join they should automatically be provided with all necessary training before they begin work or begin using any equipment at all. This doesn’t always happen, and it can often be some time before any training is provided, or until training is complete. It is during these days that accidents and injuries are far more likely to happen. Similarly there are often problems when equipment is replaced, upgraded or introduced for the first time.
There are also often problems in terms of the contract which people are on. Full time permanent members of staff tend to receive the training they need more regularly and effectively than casual staff or part time staff. As far as the law is concerned, and the employer’s duty of care, there should never been any difference.
Regardless of the circumstances, whether you have been employed for days or years, whether you’re part time, full time, casual or sub contracted, if you have been injured in the workplace and you believe that a lack of adequate supervision was to blame, call us free and find out how much your workplace accident compensation claim could be worth.