UNIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT S1/14 ACCIDENT, INCIDENT, DISEASE AND NEAR MISS REPORTING. Summary of changes

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "UNIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT S1/14 ACCIDENT, INCIDENT, DISEASE AND NEAR MISS REPORTING. Summary of changes"

Transcription

1 UNIVERSITY SAFETY OFFICE 10 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD General Enquiries Tel: +44 (0) Fax: +44 (0) Web: UNIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT S1/14 ACCIDENT, INCIDENT, DISEASE AND NEAR MISS REPORTING Summary of changes As part of the changes arising from the 2011 Lőfstedt review of health and safety regulations there has been a further revision to accident reporting legislation. _ In the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013, which came into force on 1 October 2013, the previous list of major injuries has been replaced by a list of specified injuries and the categories of reportable occupational diseases and dangerous occurrences have been simplified The new regulations have also introduced a significant change to the reporting of cases of cancer or of illness linked to exposure to a biological agent. These are now reportable whenever they occur and not, as previously, when linked to a specific work activity or occupation. University policy has been revised to incorporate these changes and the opportunity has been taken to make some additional minor changes and to emphasise the importance of reporting near-miss incidents. 1. Introduction As part of the University s arrangements for the management of health and safety, all accidents and incidents, i.e. those involving injury, fire, impersonal incidents (non-injury events involving only property damage) and near misses, must be reported promptly to the University Safety Office on fully completed Accident/Incident Report Forms. Cases of suspected occupationally-related ill health should be reported to the University Occupational Health Service. Near misses are incidents that did not result in injury, illness, or damage but which had the potential to do so. Recognizing and reporting these incidents can provide opportunities to learn lessons that prevent future injury or damage. Staff and students should be actively encouraged to report near misses without fear of blame. 2. Accident/incident report forms The University Safety Office issues pads of uniquely numbered multi-part forms to departments and institutions. They should ensure their staff and students understand the importance of completing the forms and know where to find them when needed. Named individuals should be made responsible for their safe keeping and for forwarding completed forms promptly to the Safety Office. This enables the Safety Office to investigate and make any statutory reports to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) where necessary, to monitor and review accident trends, and to recommend any remedial action. The form also satisfies the requirements of social security and first aid legislation to keep a record of accidents and first aid treatment at work. Page 1 of 8

2 The information on the forms is processed in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act It is used only for the purpose of monitoring the University s health and safety performance and discharging other duties under health and safety legislation. 3. Reporting to the Health and Safety Executive Certain categories of injury and disease or other incidents ( dangerous occurrences ) must be reported to the HSE within a period defined by legislation (the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013, RIDDOR ). The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000 require the separate reporting to the HSE of any incident involving a significant and unintended release of genetically modified organisms (including micro-organisms) that presents an immediate or delayed hazard to human health or to the environment. The decision on whether to make a statutory report to the HSE, and the report itself, will be made by the University Safety Office: (a) (b) (c) (d) Any death occurring as a result of work activities must be reported by the quickest possible means and followed up in writing within 10 days. Any specified injury to an employee, or a dangerous occurrence as defined in the Regulations (see Appendix 1), must be reported by the quickest possible means and followed up in writing within 10 days. Accidents to students and to members of the public or other visitors, which arise out of or in connection with work and result in them being taken to hospital for treatment, must also be reported to HSE in this way. If an employee is incapacitated for more than seven consecutive days following an injury at work, a report must be made in writing within 15 days of the accident. Incapacitated means the employee is either absent from work or unable to carry out any work that they would reasonably be expected to normally carry out. Seven consecutive days does not include the day of the accident but does include weekends and any scheduled rest days. Compliance with this reporting timetable relies on prompt reporting to the Safety Office. Departments/institutions are urged to ensure that their local arrangements support this and do not add unnecessary delays (e.g. by requiring additional countersignatures before submitting the forms to the Safety Office). Copies of reports to the HSE are available to the recognised trade unions, as required by the Safety Committees and Safety Representatives Regulations Page 2 of 8

3 4. Occupational ill health Cases of suspected occupationally-related ill health should be reported without delay to the University Occupational Health Service. The Service will aim to establish a diagnosis, in conjunction with the individual s medical advisers if necessary. Incidents suspected of giving rise directly to such cases (e.g. a spillage or release of hazardous substances, or a specific manual handling incident) should be reported to the Safety Office on an Accident/Incident Report Form. Some occupational diseases in employees (see Appendix 1) are reportable to the HSE if the University receives a written diagnosis from a registered medical practitioner. A doctor would normally make such a disclosure to an employer only with the individual s informed consent. The reporting system required by RIDDOR and by this policy statement does not alter this aspect of the normal ethical considerations in a doctor-patient relationship. There may be occasions when an individual s consent is withheld and an Occupational Physician may make an anonymised report to the Safety Office so that a potentially hazardous environment can be assessed without compromising an individual s confidentiality. (Some types of occupationally-related ill health may indicate a breakdown in control measures, which may adversely affect other individuals in the same environment.) 5. Investigation of accidents and incidents The University Safety Office may investigate accidents or incidents where reporting to the HSE is required and will also investigate reports of occupational ill health that suggest a deficiency in control measures. This is not intended to preclude local investigations, which should be carried out by departmental safety personnel or other relevant staff with the help of area/divisional safety officers where required. 6. Review of accidents and incidents Departments and institutions are expected to review accidents and incidents at departmental safety committee meetings, in order to identify trends and possible improvements to working practices. In doing this, care should be taken not to compromise the principles of data protection and personal details should be anonymised as necessary. The University Safety Office will notify the head of department/institution and the relevant head of division or Pro-Vice-Chancellor when a RIDDOR report has been made to the HSE. A summary report will be made each term to the Health and Safety Management Sub- Committee. 7. Action following a serious incident Following any specified injury to staff, students, members of the public or other visitors, including contractors, or any dangerous occurrence (see Appendix 1 for definitions) arrange for first aid assistance, or the emergency services if necessary immediately notify the University Safety Office (tel.(2)70811, fax (2)70816) out of normal office hours contact the Security Centre Control Room (tel.(2)89999) and Page 3 of 8

4 they will contact a member of the Safety Office as soon as possible, complete an Accident/Incident Report Form. Send the top (white) form to the University Safety Office, 10 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD and retain the yellow copy in departmental records. do not disturb the scene of the incident except to deal with continuing risk to people or property in case investigation by the HSE, the University Safety Office or trade union safety representatives is required. The Safety Office will make the necessary arrangements for such investigations. 8. Action following other incidents Minor injuries, spillages, fires, explosions and near misses should be reported without undue delay to the Safety Office on an Accident/Incident Report Form. Cases of suspected occupational disease should be reported directly to the University Occupational Health Service. See Appendix 1 for further details. THIS STATEMENT FORMS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY SAFETY POLICY. UNIVERSITY POLICY NOTE S2/12 IS WITHDRAWN. PLEASE AMEND THE INDEX. October 2013 A Kendall CIRC: A, C, H, O, S: Heads, DSO1s, DSO2s, Admins, DDSO1s, DDSO2s, List V. Page 4 of 8

5 Appendix 1 DEFINITIONS AND ACTIONS REQUIRED 1. Specified injuries Specified injuries are defined as follows and they should be reported to the Safety Office without delay: (a) (b) fractures, other than to fingers, thumbs and toes amputations (c) any injury likely to lead to permanent loss of sight or reduction in sight (d) any crush injury to the head or torso causing damage to the brain or internal organs (e) (f) serious burns (including scalding) which cover more than 10% of the body or which cause significant damage to the eyes, respiratory system or other vital organs any scalping (separation of the skin from the head) requiring hospital treatment (g) any loss of consciousness caused by head injury or asphyxia (h) any other injury arising from working in an enclosed space which leads to hypothermia or heat-induced illness or requires resuscitation or admittance to hospital for more than 24 hours. 2. Dangerous occurrences Dangerous occurrences relevant to the University are as follows and they should be reported to the Safety Office without delay: (a) (b) Lifting equipment: The collapse, overturning or failure of any load-bearing part of any lifting equipment, other than an accessory for lifting. Pressure systems: The failure of any closed vessel, its protective devices or of any associated pipework forming part of a pressure system, where that failure could Page 5 of 8

6 cause the death of any person. (c) Overhead electric lines: Incidents where any plant or equipment unintentionally comes into contact with an uninsulated overhead electric line in which the voltage exceeds 200 volts; or which comes into close proximity with such an electric line such that it causes an electrical discharge. (d) Electrical incidents causing explosion or fire: Any explosion or fire caused by an electrical short circuit or overload (including those resulting from accidental damage to the electrical plant) which either results in the stoppage of the plant involved for more than 24 hours or causes a significant risk of death. (e) (f) (g) Explosives: Certain incidents involving explosives. Biological agents: Any accident or incident which results in, or could have resulted in, the release or escape of a biological agent likely to cause severe human infection or illness (i.e. biological agents in Hazard Group 3). Radiation generators (i.e. any electrical equipment emitting ionising radiation and containing components operating at a potential difference of more than 5 kv): The malfunction of a radiation generator or its ancillary equipment used in fixed or mobile industrial radiography, or the processing of products by irradiation, which causes it to fail to de-energise at the end of the intended exposure period; or malfunction of equipment used in fixed or mobile industrial radiography or gamma irradiation that causes a radioactive source to fail to return to its safe position by the normal means at the end of the intended exposure period. (h) Diving operations: The failure or endangering of diving equipment, the trapping of a diver, an explosion near a diver or an uncontrolled ascent or decompression. (i) (j) Collapse of scaffolding: The complete or partial collapse (including falling, buckling or overturning) of a substantial part of any scaffold more than 5 metres in height; or any supporting part of any slung or suspended scaffold which causes a working platform to fall (whether or not in use); or any part of any scaffold in circumstances such that there would be a significant risk of drowning to a person falling from the scaffold. Structural collapse: The unintentional collapse or partial collapse of any structure, which involves a fall of more than 5 tonnes of material; or any floor or wall of any place of work arising from, or in connection with, ongoing construction work (including demolition, refurbishment and maintenance), whether above or below ground; the unintentional collapse or partial collapse of any falsework. (k) Explosion or fire: any unintentional explosion or fire in any plant or premises which results in the stoppage of that plant or the suspension of normal work in those Page 6 of 8

7 premises for more than 24 hours. (l) Carriage of dangerous substances: any incident involving a vehicle carrying a dangerous substance where there was an uncontrolled release or escape of the dangerous substance, or a fire which involved the dangerous substance. (m) Release of flammable liquids and gases: The sudden, unintentional and uncontrolled release inside a building of 100 kilograms or more of a flammable liquid; or of 10 kilograms or more of a flammable liquid at a temperature above its normal boiling point; or of 10 kilograms or more of a flammable gas; or the release in the open air of 500 kilograms or more of a flammable liquid or gas. (n) Hazardous escapes of substances: the unintentional release or escape of any substance which could cause personal injury to any person other than through the combustion of flammable liquids or gases. 3. Minor injuries These comprise all injuries not listed in 1 above. In the event of any such injury to staff, students, members of the public or other visitors (including contractors) arrange for first aid assistance as soon as possible, complete an Accident/Incident Report Form return the top copy to the University Safety Office and retain the yellow part in departmental records. 4. Other incidents, including fires Following an incident that has not resulted in injury (e.g. a fire, explosion, major spillage or release of hazardous substances, including biological agents) make the situation safe, arranging for the emergency services to attend if necessary if necessary, immediately notify the University Safety Office (tel.(2)70811, fax (2)70816) or, out of normal office hours, the Security Centre Control Room (tel.(2)89999) as soon as possible, complete an Accident/Incident Report Form send the top copy to the University Safety Office and retain the yellow part in departmental records. Page 7 of 8

8 5. Near misses Near misses are incidents or accidents that could potentially have caused serious injury or serious property damage. Staff and students should be actively encouraged to report near misses without fear of blame. Recognizing and reporting near miss incidents can provide opportunities to learn lessons that prevent future injury accidents or other losses. as soon as possible, complete an Accident/Incident Report Form send the top copy to the University Safety Office and retain the yellow part in departmental records. 6. Occupational diseases Cases of cancer must be reported where there is an established causal link between the type of cancer diagnosed, and the hazards to which the person has been exposed through work. These hazards include all known human carcinogens and mutagens, including ionising radiation. All diseases and any acute illness needing medical treatment that are attributable to a work-related exposure to a biological agent must be reported whenever there is reasonable evidence to suggest that a work-related exposure was the likely cause of the disease. Reporting of the following diseases is required only if the diseases are associated with particular work activities specified in the Regulations: carpal tunnel syndrome, cramp of the hand or forearm, occupational dermatitis, hand arm vibration syndrome, occupational asthma, and tendonitis or tenosynovitis. report all cases of suspected occupationally related ill health to the University Occupational Health Service report any incidents suspected of giving rise to such cases (e.g. a spillage or release of hazardous substances, or a specific manual handling incident) to the Safety Office on an Accident/Incident Report Form. Page 8 of 8

Guidance on Accident / Injury and recording and reporting process

Guidance on Accident / Injury and recording and reporting process Guidance on Accident / Injury and recording and reporting process ALL INJURIES (whether notifiable or minor) and dangerous occurrences as defined by the Reporting of Injuries and Dangerous Occurrences

More information

This policy is a sub-policy of the main University Health and Safety Policy Statement.

This policy is a sub-policy of the main University Health and Safety Policy Statement. HR Services ACCIDENT, DANGEROUS OCCURRENCE, ILL-HEALTH AND VIOLENT INCIDENT MANAGEMENT & REPORTING PROCEDURE. This policy is a sub-policy of the main University Health and Safety Policy Statement. CONTENTS

More information

It stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations.

It stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. Accident Reporting RIDDOR Safer Business - Better Health Issue date - December 2007 Introduction What is RIDDOR? It stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations.

More information

Procedures and guidance for recording and reporting accidents / incidents in schools

Procedures and guidance for recording and reporting accidents / incidents in schools Procedures and guidance for recording and reporting accidents / incidents in schools This document forms part of the overall package of information relating to accidents / incidents that is available on

More information

ACCIDENT/INCIDENT INVESTIGATION RIDDOR

ACCIDENT/INCIDENT INVESTIGATION RIDDOR 1.0 INTRODUCTION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT INVESTIGATION RIDDOR In the event of an employee, contractor, visitor or member of the public suffering an injury from a work related incident, certain procedures must

More information

Reporting accidents and incidents at work

Reporting accidents and incidents at work Reporting accidents and incidents at work A brief guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) What is RIDDOR? Reporting accidents and incidents at work

More information

Reporting accidents and incidents at work

Reporting accidents and incidents at work Reporting accidents and incidents at work A brief guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) DRAFT Subject to ministerial approval, this guidance applies

More information

Health and Safety Policy Guidance for Incident Reporting and Investigation

Health and Safety Policy Guidance for Incident Reporting and Investigation Health and Safety Policy Guidance for Incident Reporting and Investigation Document Reference: H&S No.10/00/00.48 This document includes a statement of Policy of Glasgow Caledonian University together

More information

RIDDOR explained Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations

RIDDOR explained Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations explained Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations What is? It stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. Sometimes referred

More information

UK MANAGING AGENTS ACCIDENT AND INCIDENTS GUIDANCE

UK MANAGING AGENTS ACCIDENT AND INCIDENTS GUIDANCE UK MANAGING AGENTS ACCIDENT AND INCIDENTS GUIDANCE Version 3 September 2012 Document Control Owner Originator Date Originated British Land Company PLC Ark Workplace Risk Ltd 30 th March 2012 Copy Issued

More information

ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON ACCIDENT/INCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND REPORTING PROCEDURE (INCLUDING OCCURRENCES REPORTABLE TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE UNDER THE REPORTING OF INJURIES, DISEASES

More information

Internal and External Accident Incident Reporting

Internal and External Accident Incident Reporting Phoenix Community Care Ltd Policy & Procedure Internal and External Accident Incident Reporting Version Written Updated Scheduled Review Date Author 1 2008 2008 2009 Anne Spriggs 2 2010 2013 Angela Kelly

More information

CHILDREN S SERVICE. Local Code of Practice 4. Reporting Accidents, Incidents and Dangerous Occurrences

CHILDREN S SERVICE. Local Code of Practice 4. Reporting Accidents, Incidents and Dangerous Occurrences CHILDREN S SERVICE Local Code of Practice 4 Reporting Accidents, Incidents and Dangerous Occurrences Issued October 2003 Author: Service: Division Peter Dempsey Resources Health & Safety Unit Intended

More information

Reporting accidents and incidents at work

Reporting accidents and incidents at work Reporting accidents and incidents at work A brief guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) Reporting accidents and incidents at work A brief guide to

More information

THE REPORTING OF INJURIES, DISEASES AND DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES REGULATIONS 2013 (RIDDOR)

THE REPORTING OF INJURIES, DISEASES AND DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES REGULATIONS 2013 (RIDDOR) ACCIDENT AND NEAR MISS REPORTING POLICY BACKGROUND AND LEGISLATION Regardless of the severity, all accidents and incidents at work should be recorded. There is a legal requirement for the responsible person

More information

ACCIDENT REPORTING SUMMARY OF ACTION TO BE TAKEN

ACCIDENT REPORTING SUMMARY OF ACTION TO BE TAKEN ACCIDENT REPORTING SUMMARY OF ACTION TO BE TAKEN THE ACCIDENT BOOK INFORM GENERAL MANAGER INFORM MR. S.K. GIBBINS 0783 456 4424 INJURED EMPLOYEE REPORT All employee accidents Employee unable to continue

More information

Accidents - how to deal with them

Accidents - how to deal with them Accidents - how to deal with them Introduction Following an accident on site there seem to be so many things to do. This FactFile Information Sheet aims to provide clear guidance on the steps that should

More information

ACCIDENT / INCIDENT REPORTING. Policy and Guidelines

ACCIDENT / INCIDENT REPORTING. Policy and Guidelines ACCIDENT / INCIDENT REPORTING Policy and Guidelines INDEX PAGE Policy 2 The Law 3 What has to be Reported / Recorded 3 Injuries Reportable to HSE 4 Dangerous Occurrences Reportable to HSE 5 Diseases Reportable

More information

ACCIDENT AND INCIDENT REPORTING

ACCIDENT AND INCIDENT REPORTING ACCIDENT AND INCIDENT REPORTING CONTENTS 1. Introduction... 1 2. Legislation... 2 3. Definitions... 3 3.1 Accidents, Incidents and near Misses... 3 3.2 Arising out of or in connection with work... 3 4.

More information

CORPORATE GUIDANCE ON ACCIDENT REPORTING AND ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

CORPORATE GUIDANCE ON ACCIDENT REPORTING AND ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION CORPORATE GUIDANCE ON ACCIDENT REPORTING AND ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION SUMMARY PAGE Introduction As an employer the Council has responsibilities to record all workplace accidents/incidents and to report specific

More information

University Guidance for the REPORTING OF ACCIDENTS, DISEASES AND DANGEROUS OCCURANCES

University Guidance for the REPORTING OF ACCIDENTS, DISEASES AND DANGEROUS OCCURANCES University Guidance for the REPORTING OF ACCIDENTS, DISEASES AND DANGEROUS OCCURANCES HEALTH & SAFETY UNIT SPRING 2006 CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION...1 2. PROCEDURES...1 3. REPORTING AN ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT...1

More information

Accident, incident and near miss reporting, recording and investigation procedure for managers

Accident, incident and near miss reporting, recording and investigation procedure for managers F.09 Accident, incident and near miss reporting, recording and investigation procedure for managers 1.0 SCOPE 1.1 This procedure sets out Crossroads Care s position on the reporting and suitable recording

More information

Accident Investigation Report

Accident Investigation Report REF: Number Notification of Accident at work In the event of an Accident, please complete the following: Site: Date of Accident: Department: About the person involved in the accident: Name: Address: Male:

More information

INCIDENT REPORTING POLICY

INCIDENT REPORTING POLICY INCIDENT REPORTING POLICY Revised April 2011 1 Incident Reporting Policy Introduction This policy has been developed to detail the standards to be applied following an accident or incident at Northumbria

More information

Survey of Accidents at Work 2011

Survey of Accidents at Work 2011 Survey of Accidents at Work 211 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 211 saw a continuation of the remarkable trend of improvement in the industry s accident record in recent years, as shown in dramatic form on page 4.

More information

ACCIDENT REPORTING POLICY AND PROCEDURE

ACCIDENT REPORTING POLICY AND PROCEDURE ACCIDENT REPORTING POLICY AND PROCEDURE Policy Statement This organisation recognises its responsibility to ensure that all reasonable precautions are taken to provide working conditions that are safe,

More information

Incident Investigation and Reporting Procedures - Code of Practice 3.11

Incident Investigation and Reporting Procedures - Code of Practice 3.11 - Code of Practice 3.11 Distribution: To be brought to the attention of all Heads of Service, managers, supervisors, employees, trade union representatives and Head Teachers Introduction This code of practice

More information

Performance Standard for the administration of Incident Reporting & Investigation

Performance Standard for the administration of Incident Reporting & Investigation HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Performance Standard for the administration of Incident Reporting & Investigation Performance Standard for Incident Reporting & Investigation 28.10.08 HSMS CPS Doc 03,

More information

2013 No. 1471 HEALTH AND SAFETY. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013

2013 No. 1471 HEALTH AND SAFETY. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 S T A T U T O R Y I N S T R U M E N T S 2013 No. 1471 HEALTH AND SAFETY The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 Made - - - - 12th June 2013 Laid before Parliament

More information

THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SCOTLAND CO. LTD NETWORK COMPLIANCE SERVICE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACCIDENT REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS

THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SCOTLAND CO. LTD NETWORK COMPLIANCE SERVICE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACCIDENT REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SCOTLAND CO. LTD NETWORK COMPLIANCE SERVICE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACCIDENT REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS Latest Version November 2014 ACCIDENT REPORTING PROCEDURES 1 Introduction The reporting

More information

INCIDENT REPORTING POLICY AND PROCEDURE NO.RM05

INCIDENT REPORTING POLICY AND PROCEDURE NO.RM05 INCIDENT REPORTING POLICY AND PROCEDURE NO.RM05 Applies to: Version: All NHS LA employees, Non-Executive Directors, secondees and consultants, and/or any other parties who will carry out duties on behalf

More information

Incident / Accident Management and Reporting (Ref: QM_OHSD_GA015)

Incident / Accident Management and Reporting (Ref: QM_OHSD_GA015) Occupational Health & Safety Directorate Health and Safety Standard & Guidance Incident / Accident Management and Reporting (Ref: ) Status: Issued Feb 2015 Contents 1. Executive Summary... 3 2. Introduction...

More information

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales Regulation 38 Care Homes (Wales) Regulations 2002 NOTIFICATION OF DEATH, ILLNESS AND OTHER EVENTS GUIDANCE - COMPLYING WITH NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS INTRODUCTION

More information

Health & Safety Services. Safety Code of Practice 09: Part 1 2 nd Edition, March 2013 INCIDENT REPORTING. University of Reading 2015 Page 1

Health & Safety Services. Safety Code of Practice 09: Part 1 2 nd Edition, March 2013 INCIDENT REPORTING. University of Reading 2015 Page 1 Health & Safety Services Safety Code of Practice 09: Part 1 2 nd Edition, March 2013 INCIDENT REPORTING University of Reading 2015 Page 1 Contents 1 Summary... 3 2 Introduction... 3 3 Arrangements for

More information

Accident and Incident Management Policy

Accident and Incident Management Policy The Crest Academy Accident and Incident Management Policy This policy was reviewed by E-ACT on/by: Date: July 2013 Department(s): Legal This policy was ratified/reviewed by Governors on: Date: To be ratified

More information

This procedure applies to all DECS employees, students and others in worksites, schools, preschools and departmental offices. 1.0 PURPOSE...

This procedure applies to all DECS employees, students and others in worksites, schools, preschools and departmental offices. 1.0 PURPOSE... OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SAFETY AND WELFARE INJURY / INCIDENT REPORTING and INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE SCOPE This procedure applies to all DECS employees, students and others in worksites, schools, preschools

More information

Accident and Incident Reporting and Investigation

Accident and Incident Reporting and Investigation Accident and Incident Reporting and Investigation Children s and Adult Services www.southwark.gov.uk October 2012 Scope This procedure describes the arrangements for reporting and investigating accidents

More information

Reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences in health and social care

Reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences in health and social care Reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences in health and social care Guidance for employers HSE information sheet Health Services Information Sheet No 1 (Revision 3) Introduction This information

More information

Safety, Health and Environment Unit. Health and Safety Policy and Procedure HSP 002. Incident Reporting and Investigation

Safety, Health and Environment Unit. Health and Safety Policy and Procedure HSP 002. Incident Reporting and Investigation Safety, Health and Environment Unit Health and Safety Policy and Procedure HSP 002 Incident Reporting and Investigation Word/safetyco/SafNote4 Revised June 2012 Contents Page 1. Introduction 1 2. Policy

More information

16 Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation

16 Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation 16 Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation Contents 16.1 Introduction 16.2 Roles and Responsibilities 16.3 Investigations//Formal Inquiries 16.4 Immediate Notification 16.5 Definitions 16.6 Retention

More information

After the Event: A Guide to Investigating Accidents and Near Miss Events

After the Event: A Guide to Investigating Accidents and Near Miss Events After the Event: A Guide to Investigating Accidents and Near Miss Events Safety and Environmental Protection Services 1 Executive Summary 1. Accidents are primarily indicative of management failure. Recording

More information

Policy on the reporting of accidents, dangerous occurrences and occupational ill health

Policy on the reporting of accidents, dangerous occurrences and occupational ill health Policy on the reporting of accidents, dangerous occurrences and occupational ill health CONTENT PAGE 1. Introduction 2 2. University policy 2 3. Procedures and guidance 2 3.1 All accidents requiring first

More information

Best practice guidance on the. reporting and investigation of. accidents and incidents. Best Practice Guidance Version 2.

Best practice guidance on the. reporting and investigation of. accidents and incidents. Best Practice Guidance Version 2. Best practice guidance on the reporting and investigation of accidents and incidents Best Practice Guidance Version 2 March 2016 1 Reporting and investigation of accidents and incidents Introduction The

More information

16 Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation

16 Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation 16 Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation Contents 16.1 Introduction 16.2 Roles and Responsibilities 16.3 Investigations//Formal Inquiries 16.4 Immediate Notification 16.5 Definitions 16.6 Retention

More information

ACCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION. Your Practical Guide

ACCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION. Your Practical Guide ACCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION Your Practical Guide WELCOME TO AXA Introducing AXA One of the world s largest insurers With more than 50 million customers across the globe, AXA is one of the world

More information

Accident/Incident Investigation & Reporting Procedure

Accident/Incident Investigation & Reporting Procedure Accident/Incident Investigation & 1. Overview The recognises its obligation to ensure that all accidents and incidents are reported, recorded and investigated. We are committed to identifying corrective

More information

4.05e WHS Guidelines for Incident Investigation Procedures Page 1 of 7

4.05e WHS Guidelines for Incident Investigation Procedures Page 1 of 7 Page 1 of 7 1 Purpose It is a legal requirement under the NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and NSW Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 to identify hazards, assess the risk of those hazards, implement

More information

16 Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation

16 Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation 16 Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation Contents 16.1 Introduction 16.2 Roles and Responsibilities 16.3 Investigations//Formal Inquiries 16.4 Immediate Notification 16.5 Definitions 16.6 Retention

More information

ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING AND RECORDING

ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING AND RECORDING ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING AND RECORDING Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) need to be notified if a person suffers a serious bodily injury (SBI) or a work-related illness or if a dangerous

More information

Health and Safety Incident Investigation

Health and Safety Incident Investigation Health and Safety Incident Investigation Version Number 3.0 Implementation Date 9/07/2012 Scope Department-wide Purpose The Department of Education, Training and Employment has a duty under the Work Health

More information

MULTI-STATE WORKERS COMPENSATION GUIDANCE MATERIAL

MULTI-STATE WORKERS COMPENSATION GUIDANCE MATERIAL Topic : Item : State : Compensation 1. Notifying of injury and claim lodgement AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY When does an Employer need to report a workplace injury? If an accident has caused the death

More information

ACCIDENT @ WORK? TSSA Rep s Bulletin Ref: H&S/012/JUNE2001

ACCIDENT @ WORK? TSSA Rep s Bulletin Ref: H&S/012/JUNE2001 TSSA Rep s Bulletin Ref: H&S/012/JUNE2001 ACCIDENT @ WORK? Introduction The purpose of this bulletin is to provide members with a brief description on:! the law on accidents and injuries at work! the CIRAS

More information

OHS INCIDENT REPORTING & INVESTIGATION - SOP 104

OHS INCIDENT REPORTING & INVESTIGATION - SOP 104 1. Purpose The purpose of this SOP is to provide a process for OHS Incident Reporting and Investigation. 2. Approval Managing Director 3. Definitions Dangerous Occurrence means an occurrence as defined

More information

AFTRS Health & Safety Incident Reporting Policy and Procedure

AFTRS Health & Safety Incident Reporting Policy and Procedure AFTRS Health & Safety Incident Reporting Policy and Procedure Responsible Officer Contact Officer Director, Corporate Services Head of Human Resources Authorisation Effective Date 7 th February 2012 Chief

More information

Health and Safety Management Agreement between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and The University of Glasgow

Health and Safety Management Agreement between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and The University of Glasgow Health and Safety Management Agreement between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and The University of Glasgow 1.0 The application of the agreement Agreed: September 2015 Review date: September 2018 NHS Greater

More information

WORK RELATED ACCIDENT, INCIDENT, ILL HEALTH AND NEAR MISS REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION

WORK RELATED ACCIDENT, INCIDENT, ILL HEALTH AND NEAR MISS REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION NERC HEALTH & SAFETY PROCEDURE NUMBER: 20 WORK RELATED ACCIDENT, INCIDENT, ILL HEALTH AND NEAR MISS REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION VERSION NUMBER: 1.3 DATE OF THIS REVISION: MAY 2015 DATE OF LAST REVISION:

More information

Procedure. Work Health and Safety Incident Notification. Document number: PRO-00388. Description Process Owner Approved for issue. Rev no.

Procedure. Work Health and Safety Incident Notification. Document number: PRO-00388. Description Process Owner Approved for issue. Rev no. Procedure Work Health and Safety Incident Notification Document number: PRO-00388 This document is the property of Seqwater. It must not be copied or reproduced in any way whatsoever without the authority

More information

Policy: Accident & Injury Reporting Category: Operations. Authorized by: Joan Arruda, CEO

Policy: Accident & Injury Reporting Category: Operations. Authorized by: Joan Arruda, CEO Category: Operations Authorized by: Pages: 11 Date effective: Dec. 15, 2010 To be revised: Dec. 15, 2013 Revised: May 9, 2011 Joan Arruda, CEO POLICY This Policy and Procedure is intended to bring consistency

More information

WORKPLACE REHABILITATION & RETURN TO WORK QUEENSLAND

WORKPLACE REHABILITATION & RETURN TO WORK QUEENSLAND WORKPLACE REHABILITATION & RETURN TO WORK QUEENSLAND POLICY STATEMENT Kelly Services is committed to the prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses by providing a safe working environment through

More information

Work Health and Safety (WHS) Policy

Work Health and Safety (WHS) Policy Basketball Queensland s Commitment Basketball Queensland (BQ) is committed to achieving organisational best practice in Work Health, and Safety (WHS). BQ has an organisational goal of Zero Harm and Loss

More information

Manchester Metropolitan University. Policy for the Reporting and Investigation of Accidents and Incidents

Manchester Metropolitan University. Policy for the Reporting and Investigation of Accidents and Incidents Manchester Metropolitan University Policy for the Reporting and Investigation of Accidents and Incidents 1 Contents Section 1 Introduction 1.1 Purpose 1.2 Scope & Definitions 1.3 Roles and Responsibilities

More information

A Safe Workplace A Workplace Safety and Health Manual for Your Community Section: II-E

A Safe Workplace A Workplace Safety and Health Manual for Your Community Section: II-E Page 1 of 5 The Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations, section 7.4 (5) states "a workplace safety and health program must include a procedure for investigating accidents, dangerous occurrences

More information

Accident Reporting & Investigation Policy and Guidance

Accident Reporting & Investigation Policy and Guidance Accident Reporting & Investigation Policy and Guidance INTRODUCTION Torbay Council is committed to providing an environment which is as healthy and as safe as possible for its staff, visitors and the local

More information

HS307 Hazard & Incident Reporting Procedure

HS307 Hazard & Incident Reporting Procedure Policy Hierarchy link Responsible Officer Contact Officer HS307 Hazard & Incident Reporting Procedure Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Work Health and Safety Policy

More information

ABN 822 232 40669. Mannum Road Phone: (08) 8532 4094 PO Box 586 Fax: (08) 8532 3240

ABN 822 232 40669. Mannum Road Phone: (08) 8532 4094 PO Box 586 Fax: (08) 8532 3240 ABN 822 232 40669 Mannum Road Phone: (08) 8532 4094 PO Box 586 Fax: (08) 8532 3240 Murray Bridge SA 5253 Email: mbccc@internode.on.net P4K Work Health and Safety Policy NQS QA2 2.3.2 Every reasonable precaution

More information

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY START DATE: September 2012 NEXT REVIEW: July 2013 COMMITTEE APPROVAL: Trust Board DATE: 27 September 2012 CHAIR S SIGNATURE: ENDORSED BY: Health, Safety & Fire Committee DATE:

More information

Explanatory Notes on Accident/Incident Reporting for Construction Sites These notes are to be read in conjunction with the Flow Chart at Annex 2.

Explanatory Notes on Accident/Incident Reporting for Construction Sites These notes are to be read in conjunction with the Flow Chart at Annex 2. Explanatory Notes on Accident/Incident Reporting for Construction Sites These notes are to be read in conjunction with the Flow Chart at Annex 2. (0) Introduction 0.1 The explanatory notes outline the

More information

Occupational Health & Safety Policy Injury & Incident Reporting

Occupational Health & Safety Policy Injury & Incident Reporting Occupational Health & Safety Policy Injury & Incident Reporting Policy number 46 Version 1 Approved by board on 6 June 2014 Responsible person President Review date June 2016 Introduction Living Positive

More information

Abu Dhabi EHSMS Regulatory Framework (AD EHSMS RF)

Abu Dhabi EHSMS Regulatory Framework (AD EHSMS RF) ther persons Abu Dhabi EHSMS Regulatory Framework (AD EHSMS RF) EHS Regulatory Instrument Mechanism EHS RI - Mechanism 6.0 EHSMS Performance and Incident Reporting Version 2.1 December 2013 Table of Contents

More information

Incident Response and Investigation Procedure

Incident Response and Investigation Procedure Incident Response and Investigation Procedure Related Policies Work Health and Safety Policy Responsible Executive Director, Human Resources Approved by Executive Director, Human Resources Approved and

More information

HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY

HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY Last Updated: November 2014 Finance & General Purposes Committee: November 2014 Corporation Approval: December 2014 Review Date: November 2016 HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY 1. Policy

More information

Serious accidents, injuries and deaths that registered providers must notify to Ofsted and local child protection agencies

Serious accidents, injuries and deaths that registered providers must notify to Ofsted and local child protection agencies Serious accidents, injuries and deaths that registered providers must notify to Ofsted and local child protection agencies A childcare factsheet A factsheet for registered early years and childcare providers

More information

ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE

ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE Introduction 1. Accidents involving personal injuries, including staff, students and visitors etc. and/or property damage may occur on campus. Such

More information

Workplace Accident, Illness and Disability Management System Policy and Supporting Program

Workplace Accident, Illness and Disability Management System Policy and Supporting Program Ryerson University POLICY-PROCEDURE Workplace Accident, Illness and Disability Management System Policy and Supporting Program 1. Introduction Provisions within the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance

More information

All Accidents, Dangerous Occurrences, and Serious Incidents will be reported as regulated by this policy.

All Accidents, Dangerous Occurrences, and Serious Incidents will be reported as regulated by this policy. E11 Policies and Procedures Reporting of Accidents and Serious Incidents Originator: Vice President Human Resource Services & Sustainability Approver: President s Council Effective: October 21, 2014 Replaces:

More information

Generic risk assessment form. This document forms part of Loughborough University s health and safety policy Version 3 February 2014

Generic risk assessment form. This document forms part of Loughborough University s health and safety policy Version 3 February 2014 Generic risk assessment form Date: (1) Assessed by: (2) Checked / Validated* by: (3) Location: (4) Assessment ref no (5) Review date: (6) Task / premises: (7) Activity (8) Significant hazard (9) Who might

More information

ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION

ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION ACT PUBLIC SECTOR ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION 1. PURPOSE ACT Government Directorates and entities are required to report and investigate all workplace accidents and incidents and ensure

More information

Health and Safety Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation Procedure

Health and Safety Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation Procedure Health and Safety Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation Procedure 2014 City of Glasgow College Charity Number: SC0 36198 Page 1 of 13 Table of Contents 1. Purpose... 3 2. Scope... 3 3. Responsibility...

More information

Emergencies and Incident Investigation FOR CONSTRUCTION

Emergencies and Incident Investigation FOR CONSTRUCTION Emergencies and Incident Investigation FOR CONSTRUCTION When an emergency occurs it is too late to decide who will do what, and what equipment you need. With your staff, plan how you will manage emergencies

More information

Risk Assessment Policy and Procedures

Risk Assessment Policy and Procedures Health and Safety Services 1 Contents Page No. 1. Introduction 4 2. Responsibilities 4 3. Definitions 5 4. Hazard Identification 5 5. Risk Evaluation and Estimation 7 6. Risk Control 10 7. Communication

More information

Health surveillance for Hand-arm vibration syndrome

Health surveillance for Hand-arm vibration syndrome Health surveillance for Hand-arm vibration syndrome What is health surveillance? Health surveillance is about having procedures to detect work-related ill health at an early stage and acting on the results.

More information

Housing, Construction and Building Services. Supplementary Occupational Health and Safety Policy

Housing, Construction and Building Services. Supplementary Occupational Health and Safety Policy Supplementary Occupational Health and Safety Policy Statement Page 1 of 26 Housing, Construction and Building Services Supplementary Occupational Health and Safety Policy Date Author Version Status Reason

More information

Ontario Health Care Health and Safety Committee. Under Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Guidance Note for Workplace Parties #6

Ontario Health Care Health and Safety Committee. Under Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Guidance Note for Workplace Parties #6 Ontario Health Care Health and Safety Committee Under Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act Guidance Note for Workplace Parties #6 Occupational Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

More information

Leaflet 14. Accident and Incident Investigation and Reporting

Leaflet 14. Accident and Incident Investigation and Reporting Leaflet 14 Accident and Incident Investigation and Reporting CONTENTS Paragraph 1 Scope 2 Statutory requirements Duties 3 Commanding Officer and Head of Establishment (CO/HoE) 4 Radiation Safety Officer

More information

No. Name of Legislation Applicable Issues and Requirements Demonstration of Compliance 1. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

No. Name of Legislation Applicable Issues and Requirements Demonstration of Compliance 1. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 The Police Treatment Centres Health and Safety Legal Compliance Register No. Name of Legislation Applicable Issues and Requirements Demonstration of Compliance 1. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 2.

More information

Originator Date Section ID Description of Change Reason for Change

Originator Date Section ID Description of Change Reason for Change MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE Author : P.D Govender Date of Recommendation: Date of Acceptance: Distribution: -Health & Safety Committee - All Personnel BREEDE VALLEY FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES DCN: BVFES/HSE/FSMA/SOP/IRP/2005

More information

Injury / Incident Investigation

Injury / Incident Investigation Injury / Incident Investigation CAA HSU INFO 5.3 Rev 02: 08/09 Contents Flowcharts Forms Injury/Incident Investigation Injury/Incident Form Investigation Form Serious Harm Notification Form Definitions

More information

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY Last updated: October 2015 Corporation Approval: October 2015 Review Date: October 2016 CONTENTS SUBJECT PAGE No. Record of Updates and Amendments 3 Health and Safety Policy Statement

More information

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning / Education Establishments

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning / Education Establishments Department of Education and Lifelong Learning / Education Establishments Policy and Procedures for the Reporting of Incidents of Violence, Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences November 2002 FOREWORD

More information

Policy Number: 054 Work Health and Safety July 2015

Policy Number: 054 Work Health and Safety July 2015 Policy Number: 054 Work Health and Safety July 2015 TRIM Ref: TD14/318 Policy Details 1. Owner Manager, Business Operations 2. Compliance is required by Staff, contractors and volunteers 3. Approved by

More information

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY: INCIDENT AND INJURY REPORTING ERJ 6.28.1

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY: INCIDENT AND INJURY REPORTING ERJ 6.28.1 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY: INCIDENT AND INJURY REPORTING ERJ 6281 INTRODUCTION The Edmund Rice Justice Aotearoa New Zealand Trust recognises that the health and safety of its employees is a

More information

INCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION

INCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION INCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION STFC SHE Code No 5 Rev. 1.7 Issued December 2014 Note - This document may have been superseded by a more recent version. Revisions 1 Initial Launch January 2007 1.2

More information

Accident Investigation Procedure

Accident Investigation Procedure Accident Investigation Procedure Prepared by: Director of Health and Safety Policy Approved by: Shadow Board Minute No: 24 13.05.2013 Impact Assessed July 2013 AOS Aim 6.2 Implemented: August 2013 Review

More information

Investigation Guidance

Investigation Guidance Investigation Guidance Supplement Taking a based approach to s A simple referencing guide to assist in establishing the initial level of by use of a based approach: The Proportionate Response Model Stage

More information

Hazard Identification and Preliminary Assessment (HIPA) Form

Hazard Identification and Preliminary Assessment (HIPA) Form HSF 01(b) Hazard Identification and Preliminary Assessment (HIPA) Form Evaluation This preliminary assessment creates a record of the known hazards and risks associated with a specific process / procedure

More information

Corporate Health and Safety Policy

Corporate Health and Safety Policy Corporate Health and Safety Policy November 2013 Ref: HSP/V01/13 EALING COUNCIL Table of Contents PART 1: POLICY STATEMENT... 3 PART 2: ORGANISATION... 4 2.1 THE COUNCIL:... 4 2.2 ALLOCATION OF RESPONSIBILITY...

More information

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University Guidance for the Reporting of Accidents and Incidents Manchester Metropolitan University Guidance for the Reporting and Investigation of Accidents and Incidents Contents Section Page 1. Response Communication

More information

ACCIDENT & INCIDENT RECORDING AND REPORTING POLICY

ACCIDENT & INCIDENT RECORDING AND REPORTING POLICY POLICY Policy Statement We follow the guidelines of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Statutory Framework for

More information

Houses of Parliament. Health and Safety Policy Supplement (PS1) Accident and Incident Reporting

Houses of Parliament. Health and Safety Policy Supplement (PS1) Accident and Incident Reporting Health and Safety Policy Supplement (PS1) Accident and Incident Reporting This policy supplement has been prepared by the Parliamentary Safety Risk Management team and endorsed by the Director General

More information