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					            Accidents in the
                  Workplace
The How and Why of Accident Investigation
Agenda for the Afternoon
 1.30 – Introduction
 1.45 – Investigating Accidents and Incidents –
            HSG245
 2.45 – Break for refreshments
 3.00 – Selection of Accidents For Investigation by
  Enforcement Authorities and the Enforcement
  Management Model (EMM)
 3.30 – The Insurance Industry Perspective
 3.55 – Accident Investigation The View from the
  Top
 4.10 – Q & A / discussions
 4.30 - Close
What is an Accident/Incident?
 Definitions
 ◦ Accident - an event that results in injury or ill
   health
 ◦ Near miss - an event that, while not causing harm,
   has the potential to cause injury or ill health
 ◦ Uncontrolled hazard (undesired circumstance) - a
   set of conditions or circumstances that have the
   potential to cause injury or ill health
The Cost of Accidents to Industry
 1.1 million  working people were
  suffering from a work-related illness      Annual Figures
 173 workers killed at work                 2011/2012
 111 000  other injuries to
  employees were reported
  under RIDDOR
 212 000  over-3-day absence injuries
  occurred
 27 million  working days were lost due
  to work-related illness and workplace
  injury
 Workplace injuries and ill health
  (excluding cancer) cost society an
  estimated £13.4 billion  in 2010/11
                                     www.hse.gov.uk/
                                     statistics/
Why Investigate.........?
 An OPPORTUNITY not to be missed!
You want to find out......
 What happened?
 Who was involved?
 Why it happened? – what were the events leading
  to the accident?
 Has it happened before?
 Has it nearly happened before?
 How can you stop it happening again?
 Why did a failure occur?
 What can you learn about your H&S management
  system – how can it be improved?
When to Investigate.....?
 When you think you need to!
 Decisions based on
 ◦   Severity of consequences (actual or potential)
 ◦   Likelihood of it happening again



                                                      ?
 ◦   Your duty to your employees
 ◦   Your legal obligations...to be
     discussed further
Keeping Records
 Accident book
 Accident frequency
 Patterns and trends
 Insurance claims
 Prosecution
 Management and Development Opportunities
 Improvement/investment identification
Reporting Accidents
 RIDDOR requirements
 Insurance company informed – N.B. their
  notification guidelines should be followed
 Solicitors

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 Police
Know Your System
 Know what to do when it happens
 Take the guess work out of it
 Keep consistent                       Respond
                                       Investigate
                                        Conclude
 Clear responsibilities              Recommend
                                           Act

 Clear lines of reporting
                                         Review
                                         Learn!


 Have an investigation template
  ready to use
 Clear procedure to follow – step-by-step
 Policy for what to report, when, how, to
  whom and when to investigate
 Who should be involved

				
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