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  • Health & Safety Documents - Flow chart - near misses
    Flow chart - near missesA near miss is an incident which did not result in an injury, illness or damage, but had the potential to do so. If you are unsure how best to deal with such events our flow chart will help.Why record them?A near miss is an opportunity to understand where your next accident might come from without having to suffer an injury or property damage. Our Flow Chart - Near Misses will show you how to proceed.Legally required or not?Certain types of more serious near miss are reportable to the...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Accident - photo record
    Accident - photo recordIn the event of an accident it's vital to collect as much evidence as possible to ascertain what happened. Using our new photo record will help you to do this.Recording factsCompleting an accident investigation can be a tricky process. When the injured party and any witnesses are interviewed, obtaining accurate information isn't guaranteed. Although they're unlikely to deliberately paint a false picture, it often happens if they're unable to recount what they saw but feel under pressure...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Accident - documents guidance
    Accident - documents guidance To help your staff to identify which accident/incident form to complete, we have created a guidance document. What's covered and how should you use it?Record the factsIf there's an accident, near miss or damage incident, it's vital that you collect and record as much information as possible. Having the facts to hand can help you minimise any potential liability and reduce the likelihood of enforcement action being taken.Not so simpleTo help you record the pertinent information,...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Human factors in accidents
    Safety briefing - human factors in accidentsThis briefing explains the human factors which are common causes of accidents at work and how to identify them. What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Human Factors in Accidents is to give a basic insight into human factors so that the root causes of accidents can be identified and dealt with effectively. Human failureThere are four categories of human failure. These are deliberate "violation" and three types of human error: "slips", "lapses" and "mistakes"....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Flow chart - accident investigation
    Flow chart - accident investigationWhen there's an accident, it's handy if the manager or supervisor directly involved is able to begin the investigation process. Use our flow chart to ensure that your procedures are easily understood.Keeping controlMost managers and supervisors respond well in the immediate aftermath of an accident, ensuring that the victim receives first aid or medical help. But if they don't understand what's required during the investigation phase which follows, important information could...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Accident prevention
    Safety briefing - accident preventionThis briefing describes the basic actions required of employees to help in the prevention of accidents. What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Accident Prevention is to explain to staff that accidents are often caused by unsafe acts and to give an understanding of how they can avoid those mistakes and contribute to a safer workplace. The causes of accidentsThe second part of the document gives a number of examples of unsafe acts such as using defective equipment,...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Near-miss report
    Near-miss report Near-misses can have a detrimental effect on your business in terms of property damage and loss of productivity. Therefore, record details of any that occur on a dedicated form.Dealing with near-missesA near-miss is the term used to describe an incident which had the potential to cause an injury. "Close calls" and "near hits" are other terms often used in the same context. Investigating the causes of such incidents can identify underlying problems, which, if not dealt with, may lead to a serious...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Accident report form
    Accident report formDepending on the needs of your business, you may find that the standard accident book doesn't fully meet your needs. If so, take a look at our form as it contains all the key information in one place.Reporting accidentsDepending on the potential hazards found in your business, you may find that the standard accident book B1 510, doesn't offer enough space, or allow you to record the type of information which you would like. You may also wish to cut down on the amount of times that you duplicate...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Accident - witness statement
    Accident - witness statementIn the event of an accident, a first-hand account of what happened can be invaluable. To obtain the information you need, take a witness statement. An accurate accountIn the event of an accident, having all the facts to hand will help you to identify exactly what went wrong and what's required to prevent a recurrence. In addition, if you can present a professional case to an inspector, you will reduce the likelihood of enforcement action being taken.Valuable exerciseAlthough it may...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Accident investigation form
    Accident investigation formCarrying out accident investigations should provide you with a greater understanding their causes and help to prevent recurrences. How to use the formOur Accident Investigation Form gives a methodical, structured approach to information gathering, collation and analysis. The findings of the investigation should form the basis of an action plan to prevent a recurrence of the accident and for improving your overall management of the risks from your work activities. Your findings will...
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