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Accident Recording, Reporting and Investigation. Leigh Simmonds BA(Hons) DipNEBOSH CMIOSH MIIRSM MIMSPA Principal Health and Safety Officer. 17 November 2011. CHILDREN’S & ADULTS’ SERVICES. Objectives. Define the principles of accidents and near misses.
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Leigh SimmondsBA(Hons) DipNEBOSH CMIOSH MIIRSM MIMSPAPrincipal Health and Safety Officer
17 November 2011
CHILDREN’S & ADULTS’ SERVICES
An undesired event that results in harm to people, damage to property or loss to process.
International Loss Control Institute
An undesired event that, under different circumstances, could have resulted in harm to people, loss to process or damage to plant.
International Loss Control Institute (Near Miss)
Only categories 3 and 4 tend to be reported and investigated in many organisations.
> 3 day injuries
£8 - £36
The Cost of Accidents at Work – HSG 96
On average 245 people die at work each year.
70% of incidents are preventable by good management.
British Safety Council Survey
“If you think health and safety is expensive, try having an accident”
Sir Stelios Haji-loannou
Founder and ex CEO easyjet
Emphasis on management failure rather than individual failure
If there is an accident / incident connected with work and involves one of the following:
An over three day injury is one which is not a major injury but results in the injured person being away from work or unable to complete his / her full range of normal duties.
You need to report an accident that happens to
someone who is not at work, eg a pupil or visitor, if:
An accident will be reportable if it is attributable to:
Accidents and incidents that happen in relation to
curriculum sports activities and result in pupils being
killed or taken to hospital for treatment are reportable
All accidents can be reported online at https://extranet.hse.gov.uk/lfserver/external/F2508IE but a telephone service remains for reporting fatalities and major injuries only. Call the incident contact centre on 0845 300 9923