How to record, investigate and report accidents and near misses
It is important to be prepared for accidents and near misses in your organisation and to make sure your employees know what to do if one unfortunately does take place.There are three key stages that you need to be aware of and plan for. Use the links below to find information on each of these steps.
All accidents and near misses should be investigated as soon as possible, but only when safe to do so.
Investigating allows you to
For an investigation to be worthwhile it is important to involve the relevant employees. This allows you to gather all the facts.
The person leading the investigation should have
To help you investigate, we have created an online accident and near miss investigation record.
Use our accident and near miss investigation record
You can also download a workbook free from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that explains how to investigate accidents and incidents.
Visit the HSE site for an investigating accidents and incidents workbook
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