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Incident reporting and investigation (5 hours)

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Incident reporting and investigation of incidents are an important part of managing health and safety in your workplace.

Incidents, cases of ill health, dangerous occurrences, near misses and property damage can have high human and financial costs. It is vitalthat employers put in place arrangements to identify, record and investigate all relevant incidents.

The purpose of investigating workplace incidents is to ascertain both the immediate and underlying causes and to put in place measures to prevent a re-occurrence.

The process of investigation involves a systematic examination of workplace activities, existing risk assessments and control standards, and legal obligations. Incidents need to be examined in sufficient detail so that immediate causes and the underlying failures of systems for managing health and safety are identified. This process may result in the need for immediate remedial actionas well as longer-term changes.

The type and depth of any investigation that you undertake will be guided by the significance of the incident. An important consideration is not only the actual consequences of the incident but also the potential outcome. A “near miss” by way of example may not result in any injury or damage. However, if that near miss had the potential to injure people severely or damage property, then a detailed investigation will be warranted.

The information covered in this session will give you an understanding of investigating incidents, and will include investigation scenarios.

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