One of the objectives of corporations and workstations across all strata. This is that the workplace should be a place of safety and zero hazards for the worker. Simply put all companies literally have to pay double or triple the amount of money and resources for a worker who is injured than a worker who is safe and healthy.
Thus, companies do their best to make the workplace a safe haven for working, but then again accidents. Although rarely happening in workplaces is still happening. But on account that an employee has now safety training how should one respond if there is an accident in the workplace? Here are some basic things that you can do.
Control the Situation
The first thing that you can do is to control the situation. Always try to control whatever the accident may be. The probability of an accident causing another secondary accident is when the whole incident is not controlled. So, an employee remaining calm and focused is vital to taking control of the situation.
This meant that you do the necessary steps to save the employee from further wounds and pain. Control the place of the accident so that no other hazard might cause another accident to different personnel. And administering medical assistance to those who need it or call medical assistance ASAP.
Take the Testimony of Witnesses
The next step is for legal purposes and also for the reasons that might aid in any investigation or it can be used to clarify any details of the incident. One has to take in the testimony of the witnesses so that the narrative. Timeline of the accident can be taken into account this is also done to ensure that the evaluation of the risk factor aspect in the company workplace is evaluated fairly.
As there are some instances where the fault lies with the personnel and not with the company. Regardless one has to take the testimony and narrative as to how the accident happened.
Document Evidence and Proof
Make sure that all evidence and proof of the incident are well preserved and that it is not to be tampered with. Such things are very essential when an investigation is conducted in light of what was happened. It must be made sure that the scene of the incident. This is preserved to clarify the causes and the damages as well.
Such investigations are necessary for compensation lawyers to note so that the employee involved can claim compensation either from the insurance company or from the mother company itself, regardless these are needed as proof for such legal processes.
Make an Incident Report
Lastly is that is one can make an incident report of what has happened. So technically everyone must be able to report such incidents so that the appropriate actions can be taken. These incident reports are actually brought to the attention of supervisors or appropriate offices. That you should handle such cases, such as safety committees.
In any accident, one has to start alert and be composed at the same time to be able to respond accordingly. At the time of the accident, panic has nothing to contribute to the situation only chaos and paralysis where no one will be able to respond and help.