Health & Safety Management for Quarries Topic Seven Accident and Incident Investigation Objectives of this Section To define the reasons for investigating accident and incidents. To outline the process for effectively investigating accidents and incidents.
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Accident and Incident Investigation
The stages in an accident/incident investigation are shown in the following diagram.
The greatest effort should be put into:
These types of accidents and incidents demand more careful investigation and management time. This can usually be achieved by:
The purpose of investigations is to establish:
The accident site should be inspected as soon as possible after the accident. Particular attention should/must be given to:
Documentation to be looked at includes:
Ø Are they adequate/satisfactory?
Ø Were they followed on this occasion?
Ø Were people trained/competent to follow it?
The investigation should determine what control measures were absent, inadequate or not implemented and so generate remedial action for implementation to correct this.
Reviewing the accident/incident investigation process should consider:
Line managers should follow through and action the findings of investigations and analysis. Follow up systems should be established where necessary to keep progress under control.