Workplace accidents can have serious consequences for employees, resulting in death or serious injuries. In 2016 the most dangerous occupations in the UK included agriculture, manufacturing and construction sectors. However, many of these accidents could have been avoided through better preparation and planning, together with training and provision of protective equipment.
Unfortunately, many workers take shortcuts, believing they are saving themselves time and effort. Inevitably taking shortcuts exposes workers to increased risks, especially when a job involves using dangerous machinery or toxic chemicals. As a result, there is an increased risk of serious injuries or fatalities.
Another cause of workplace accidents is due to over-confidence in one’s abilities.… Read more