Safety in the workplace

Employers are responsible for your safety while at work.

It’s your employer’s duty to keep you safe

Employers have a legal duty to make sure your working environment is as safe as possible.  As part of this, they’re bound by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which sets out rules and regulations put in place to avoid injuries in every workplace.

To make sure you’re safe at work, all businesses should:

  • Keep up-to-date health and safety files
  • Carry out risk assessments in your working area to avoid injuries
  • Give you the training and safety equipment you need to do your job safely

Employers also have a responsibility to report any work-related injuries or diseases using ‘RIDDOR’ – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation (1995).

If you’ve been injured because your employer hasn’t followed these rules, you may be feeling frustrated and let down.

You can get in touch with us for free, impartial advice on 0800 376 0150. Calls to us are always confidential and you’re never under any pressure to start a claim. We’re simply here to answer your questions and help you understand whether you could make a claim.

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