Top Tips for Avoiding Injury in the Workplace

Workplace injuries can present themselves in a variety of ways, whether it be a falling over loose cables in the office, trapping your hand in faulty machinery or suffering psychological illness as a result of an excessive workload.

Your employer owes you a duty of care which means they must take steps to ensure your safety at work. Most employers will initially carry out Risk Assessments to enable them to identify any risk within the workplace and then take steps to reduce anything that may present a danger to their employees. Typical examples of reducing risks are: -

  • Securing loose cables or purchasing cable tidies to conceal cable crossing floors

  • Regularly inspecting and maintaining machinery

  • Providing a uniform or personal protective equipment