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  • Health & Safety Memo - General requirements - Accidents, ill health and first aid - Reporting and recording - 1000
    Employers, self-employed people and those who are in control of work premises are obliged to report workplace injuries, occupational diseases and dangerous occurrences under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013, known as “RIDDOR”. RIDDOR refers to these people as the “responsible person”. Reports need to be made to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and there are different types of reporting procedures depending on what is being reported. The controller of...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - General requirements - Accidents, ill health and first aid - Investigation - Near misses - 1180
    The importance of near-miss investigation cannot be over-emphasised. The investigation process for this is fairly simple and the results can prove enormously useful because near misses frequently precede more serious accidents. If something is done about a situation before this happens then an accident is avoided. The manner in which a company discusses and promotes near-miss reporting has the biggest influence on how this is embraced by workers. The problem lies with how to get workers to report incidents...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - Consequences of non-compliance - Investigations and enforcement - Inspections and investigations - 9410
    The HSE has a programme of targeted inspections to focus its resources on those sectors that pose the greatest risks to workers and others. For example, the HSE's statistics show that agriculture has the poorest record of any industry in Britain. Thirty-three people were killed in the sector across Britain in 2017/18, which was around 18 times higher than the all-industry fatal injury rate. The HSE's current targeted inspections therefore focus on the farming industry, looking for compliance across the board,...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - General Information - Models - Near-miss report form - 9912
    This form should be used to report any incident which did not result in injury or ill health. Near-miss reporting is important as it enables us to identify underlying issues which may lead to a more serious incident. Instructions for completion 1. The report form should be completed in full as soon as possible after the event and handed to your line manager or supervisor. 2. All statements should be factual and not contain assumptions. 3. If you are not sure whether or not a near-miss incident should be reported,...
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