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  • Health & Safety Memo - General requirements - Accidents, ill health and first aid - Accident causes and prevention - Prevention - 920
    The first stage of preventing accidents in the workplace is to identify where they are likely to occur. This is done at the risk assessment stage when the hazards are identified (ΒΆ600+). The people involved in this therefore need to be aware of what could reasonably go wrong and the likely consequences of an accident. The second stage is to implement the safety measures. This includes physical controls to prevent harm as well as training and supervision of workers. This stage also involves looking at what...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - General requirements - Accidents, ill health and first aid - Investigation - 1100
    Accident investigation is a crucial part of health and safety management. It should be carried out to establish both how the event occurred as well as what allowed it to happen. It is important that the information gathered during an investigation is acted upon. The implementation of an action plan after an investigation is vital for improving standards, identifying trends and preventing the recurrence of similar incidents. Investigations can identify flaws in current safety management systems and help to inform...
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