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Incident Reporting & Investigation. Occupational Health, Safety & Environment Training. Outcome. Identify what an Incident is Initiate Initial Incident Response Report Incident to OHSE Advisors Investigate an Incident Identify Corrective Actions designed to prevent a recurrence.
Occupational Health, Safety & Environment Training
Identify what an Incident is
Initiate Initial Incident Response
Report Incident to OHSE Advisors
Investigate an Incident
Identify Corrective Actions designed to prevent a recurrence
- Project Personnel/ Public
Would you class this as an incident?
Cooper & Oxley undertake reporting against 4 different levels of incident:
An incident ratio pyramid shows the relative occurrence of different types of incidents.
Minor Hazards and “near misses” are Leading Indicators
Our current reporting does not identify minor hazards (or near misses). As a result, we only have few leading indicators to work with.
If we investigate and prevent minor hazards from occurring, we will drastically reduce the likelihood of a major injury.
Obtain photographs, diagrams or maps
Obtain written statements
Collect Subcontractor paperwork (Competencies, SWMW, Plant Risk Assessments, Permits, Daily Plant Pre-Start Checklists etc.)
All injuries, incidents, spills, work related illness and near misses regardless of how minor the impacts, are required to be promptly reported and documented.
Some incidents require notification to Statuary Regulators such as Work Safe and EPA depending on severity.
Types of injuries that must be reported to Work Safe:
A fracture of the skull, spine or pelvis.
A fracture of any bone in the arm, other than in the wrists or hand, or in the leg, other than a bone in the ankle or foot.
An amputation of an arm, a hand, finger, finger joint, leg, foot, toe or toe joint.
The loss of sight of an eye.
Any injury other than those referred to above which, in the opinion of a medical practitioner, is likely to prevent the employee from being able to work within 10 days of the day on which the injury occurred.
Complete incident investigation form.
Incident Investigation is the systematic process of knowing:
What happened? (Incident Report)
How did it happen? (Investigation)
Why did it happen? (Root Cause)
How can we prevent it from happening again? (Preventative Action)
a formal Root Cause Analysis investigation tool shall be used.
Corrective actions must be real actions that will eliminate, or control, the risk to prevent recurrence.
Assign each task to one person who has the responsibility to carry out the specific corrective action
Set realistic dates for corrective actions.
Specific: What needs to be done – is it clear.
Measurable: The action can be measured in some way and close-out verified.
Attainable: Ensure the action is achievable.
Realistic: Company resources must be able to complete the action.
Time based: State the time period in which the action must be completed.
Agreed Action: Actions must be communicated and agreed upon, especially by the person in charge of closing out the action.