Your employer must make sure that the site is kept safe, in good order, in a reasonable state of cleanliness and carry out adequate inspections of the site.
Health and Safety
The law states that building contractors must carry out their activities in a manner which secures the health and safety of any person affected by the project.
They should make sure that so far as is reasonably practicable, the construction work was carried out without any risk to health and safety and to ensure that the site is kept in good order.
Building and construction site employers are having to adapt their systems to make sure the risk of Covid-19 to workers is reduced as much as possible.
For instance, many firms are staggering start and finish times, limiting how many people can work on a site at any one time, and providing alcohol-based hand sanitisers or wipes, as they can’t guarantee the availability of running water on site for regular handwashing.
But while adapting to a world with Covid-19 has been vitally important, the safety regulations that were already in place remain just as important as ever.
If you suffer an accident on a building and construction site, and believe your employer didn’t do enough to keep you safe, get in touch with our Personal Injury Solicitors. We have a strong track record of recovering compensation for people who’ve had an accident at work and helping them get the care, rehabilitation and support they need.
We deal with many claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.