Causes of Accident in the Workplace  

Causes of Accidents in the Workplace:

  • Failure to address risks or to put risk management plans into action
  • Badly maintained and managed working environment where hazards are not addressed
  • Faulty or unprotected equipment
  • Poorly designed equipment
  • Lack of a safe system of working
  • Poor safety awareness
  • Poor information, instruction, training and supervision
  • Failure to use or understand appropriate safety signs or warnings
  • Lack of safety equipment and protective clothing
  • Tiredness
  • Behaving irresponsibly e.g. fooling around, flouting agreed procedures

Use to answer question 13.1f of the Care Certificate

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