Senior employee tradesman 20y exp broke €400 item. What is fairest way to deal w it?

Susanna

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Re: Senior employee tradesman 20y exp broke €400 item. What is fairest way to deal w

The fairest way is not to make a big deal over it. Accidents happen, if he broke it in a furious rage the story would be different. He has worked for the company for 20yrs..surely loyalty counts for something.
 

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Good god, I cannot believe that it has come to this........... what does your safety statement/risk assessment statement say????? wtf??.

Guy broke an item, unfortunate but hardly deliberate, accidents happen on work sites. I know of two people who have had accidents on building sites and will never work again due to serious life threatening injuries. Count yourself lucky, order the replacement & advise the guy to be more careful in future.
 

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what does your safety statement/risk assessment statement say????? wtf??.

accidents happen on work sites. I know of two people who have had accidents on building sites and will never work again due to serious life threatening injuries..
Less accidents happen on those sites that pay serious attention to their safety statement and risk assessment.
 

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well thankfully in this instance there was no injury just a breakage so is it really necessary to consult risk assessment statements??

I would say no - it's not, swallow it, order a new one and get on with the job
 

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On a purley productive note, I would say that if this guy is charged any sum of money it will rankle with him and may affect future productivity.
 

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well thankfully in this instance there was no injury just a breakage so is it really necessary to consult risk assessment statements??
Learn from mistakes - It won't fix the last problem, but it might stop the problem from happening again in the future (maybe with worse consequences, i.e. human injury).
 

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Re: Senior employee tradesman 20y exp broke €400 item. What is fairest way to deal w

We do have a safety statement, as we are operate within current laws. As said, not everything can be risk assessed, because it isn't partical.

This tradesman hasn't worked for me for 20 years, nearly a year now or so.


When I first posted this I was very annoyed, for two reasons,
the first was his reaction, he tried to explain it was a two man job, it isn't, second and much more important is we were due to get a large final payment on completion of the property. This was delayed.

The very next morning we ordered a new part from the UK, and we had it Thursday morning, it has been fitted, (by another tradesperson).

To be fair to him, he offered to pay for it, I declined and just asked him to be more careful in future and if he feels a job he is doing needs another body, to bring it to me or a foremans attention.

Thanks for the advice, everyone.
 
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