No matter what industry you are in there must be relevant training given to employees so that equipment and workplace practices can be carried out safely.
Training covers a very broad area and includes anything from training on how to use specialist equipment, to ensuring the use of protective clothing e.g. safety goggles and even knowing how to lift something properly.
Examples of training in the workplace
Below are some standard training programs identified by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) to be useful in a range of workplaces.
- Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
- Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
- Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992
Workplace training covers:
- Food safety and hygiene
- Fire safety
- Environmental safety
- Hazardous waste safety
The responsibility of whether or not an employee is capable of undertaking a particular task is largely down to the employee who must assess the situation beforehand. Training must be refreshed at given intervals and if there is a new component in the workplace, there must be training undertaken in relation to that if necessary
Training is not necessarily about passing an exam, it usually means having a record of being able to carry out a task and be aware of the potential dangers.
What to do if you have had no training in the workplace
Lack of training accidents in the workplace may sound like they would be relatively minor, however, serious accidents can occur and some can even be fatal.
If you have been unable to work since your accident, you may be able to claim for loss of earnings. Equally, if you have suffered pain because of your accident, either long or short-term then you can claim compensation for this also.
Claiming lack of training compensation with Jefferies
Jefferies Solicitors is experienced in dealing with a range of accidents at work claims. We are confident that once we have ascertained that there is cause for you to make a claim for compensation, we will be able to help you with your case.
Please call our accidents at work team today on 0800 342 3206 or fill out our initial online personal injury compensation claim form in confidence.