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Building site and construction accident claim
Building and Construction sites can be dangerous places to work. Some of the most common hazards include:
- Dangerous machinery
- Falling from scaffolding
- Material falling from a height
- Electrical faults and working with power tools
- Collapsing trenches
- Slips and trips
- Faulty lifts and hoists
- Movement of site traffic
- Fatal accidents at work
An employer’s duty of care
Your employer has a duty to:
- Provide training on how to operate machinery, tools and site vehicles safely and properly supervise staff.
- Maintain the machinery, tools and vehicles and ensure that they are in a good state of repair.
- Ensure that site traffic moves along clearly designated pathways which are kept apart wherever possible from pedestrian traffic.
- Eliminate the risk of operator error by staff training and supervision.
- PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) must be provided, and the wearing of it must be enforced (e.g.hard hats).
- Provide training on safe manual handling to avoid back injuries.
- Properly assess all risks and devise safe working methods and communicate these to all people working on site.
If you have been working on a building site as an employee or as a contractor and you have been hurt in an accident at work which was someone else’s fault then you may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim.
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