Reporting an Accident, Incident or Near-Miss
It is extremely important that accidents, incidents and near-misses are reported. The primary purpose for this is to learn from them and, by making any improvements that are identified, prevent a future incident from occurring.
Please complete an INCIDENT REPORT FORM at this link: http://www.safety.admin.cam.ac.uk/publications/hsd020e-accident-dangerous-occurrence-and-report-form
Who should make the report?
This depends on what has happened. Please see the guidance below.
Someone has been injured as a result of an accident either inside or outside the Cavendish
|→||You should have called a first-aider. They will then fill out the form|
There was an injury, but a first aider was not called
|→||You, or the injured person, should fill out the form|
|There was a near-miss; e.g.
||→||You need to fill in the form. This is particularly important if you feel that changes need to be made to prevent it from happening again (and possibly causing a serious injury).|
|Someone falls acutely ill||→||Call a first aider; they will do the paperwork|
What to do afterwards
Please put the completed incident report in the pigeon hole of the Safety Officer (in an envelope, please, if it contains personal information)
Please contact the Safety Officer as soon as possible by telephone, if it was an accident. Also inform your supervisor and your safety representative.
Please follow the advice on this page: Aftermath
This page was last updated 16th March 2015