Injury Prevention week – hosted by APIL
The 2nd – 6th August 2021 is Injury Prevention Week, an awareness week hosted by APIL (Association of Personal Injury lawyers).
This year, the theme is taking care of others and using common sense to prevent injuries. Worryingly, a YouGov survey commissioned by APIL found that the majority of people do not think about the safety of others.
Tollers are supporting Injury Prevention Week, by encouraging workplaces, employees and members of the public to take care of one another.
Did you know that your employer has an obligation to keep you safe at work?
Employers should have robust risk assessments in place, advise you about the risks of your work and provide you with the relevant PPE or equipment to keep you safe. Your employer must also offer training to help you complete your job safely alongside your colleagues.
Did you also know that you also have a duty to keep yourself safe at work?
This includes taking care of your own safety and completing the job in a way that you have been trained. If you are worried about your safety, you should stop what you are doing immediately and report it to your manager.
We can also play our own part in keeping each other safe. Reporting defective pavements and potholes to the local council means that you could have prevented somebody from tripping. Many councils use ‘Street Doctor’ so that hazards can be quickly and easily reported.
Injuries are preventable and each year hundreds of people are injured through no fault of their own. Injuries can be life-changing and can impact your day-to-day life, your family and your job. By taking care of others and using our common sense, we can help ‘prevent’ rather than ‘cure’ injuries.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own… Talk to Tollers on 01604 258558, our experienced Personal Injury team is on hand to guide you through bringing a claim and will help you with each step of the process.