In the UK, about 15% of accidents occur in the manufacturing industry, where dozens of equipment types are utilised: from modern machines to pallet trucks, manual stackers and lift platforms. As in virtually other high-developed country, the British employers are concerned about the safety of workplaces, primarily because accidents are not economically viable. In case of injury in the workplace, the prospect of a large insurance payment is almost inevitable. Thus, the government provides an opportunity to submit accident claims, whiplash claims (www.forsterdean.co.uk) and dozens of other claim-types for even no cost through 3rd party agencies.
The industrialists, to protect themselves from accusations of negligence, make use of a so-called triangle, the corners of which are the following activities: training health and safety at the highest level; in-depth evaluation of risk; keeping the equipment in working condition through regular repair and maintenance. Continue reading