Presentation on theme: "How to use the Seton Accident Record Book. What is an Accident Record Book? An Accident Record Book enables you to record workplace accidents (injury."— Presentation transcript:
What is an Accident Record Book? An Accident Record Book enables you to record workplace accidents (injury or no injury) and near misses.
Who needs to use an Accident Record Book? Factories, mines or quarries Any premises where the Factories Act 1961 applies Any premises where 10 or more people are employed at the same time
Numbering your Accident Book On the front cover write a book number to ensure identification
Nominated Person Nominate a person who will be responsible for securely storing completed accident records. Complete their details on the front cover
What does an Accident Record look like? The stub remains in the book The form is detached and stored away securely
How to use an Accident Record Book Step 1 – Fill in the date and then enter the record number on both the stub and the form
record book? How to use an Accident Record Book Step 2 – Fill in the full name, address and occupation of the injured person
How to use an Accident Record Book Step 3 – Fill in the full name, address and occupation of the person who is filling in the Accident Record form
How to use an Accident Record Book Step 4 – Complete some information about the accident This has to be signed and dated by the person that filled it in.
What to do next? 1.Detach the form and hand it to the nominated member of staff 2.The record then needs to be securely stored in a lockable cabinet 3.Any Accident Book covers and records need to be kept for 3 years Data Protection Act To comply with the DPA you must ensure that all completed Accident Records are stored away securely
Information for Employees Inform your employer as soon as the incident has taken place Either yourself or someone on your behalf can complete the Accident Record Detach the form and hand it to the nominated person – leaving the stub in the book You may want to keep a photocopy for your own records
Information for Employees If you need time off because of an accident at work, you are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Your employer may also have a private sick scheme If you do not qualify for either of these you may be able to receive State Sickness Benefit If the accident prevents you from working:
Information for Employees If the accident disables you: You may be entitled to claim Disablement Benefit You can find more information in leaflet ‘NI 6 Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit’
Information for Employees If the accident has not affected you: An accident could affect you at a later date so it is vital that you protect your rights to future benefits A ‘BI 95 Accident at work: what to do about it’ form should be filled in This enables you to confirm that you have suffered an industrial accident whilst at work
Information for Employees If you require any information about the benefits listed, please contact your local Jobcentre Plus office. Details can be found in your local phone book.
Questions 1. By securely storing completed accident records, which Act will you be complying with? 2. Who can complete the Accident Record form? 3. When should you inform your employer once you’ve had an accident? 4. Whose details should appear on the front cover of the Accident Record Book? 5. Where should completed Accident Records be stored? 6. How long should all completed records and corresponding book covers be kept for?
How to purchase the Seton Accident Record Book Go online to http://www.seton.co.uk/accident- book-and-folder-19099.html Call Seton on Freephone 0800 585501