Presentation on theme: "The How and Why of Accident Investigation. 1.30 – Introduction 1.45 – Investigating Accidents and Incidents – HSG245 2.45 – Break for refreshments."— Presentation transcript:
1.30 – Introduction 1.45 – Investigating Accidents and Incidents – HSG245 2.45 – Break for refreshments 3.00 – Selection of Accidents For Investigation by Enforcement Authorities and the Enforcement Management Model (EMM) 3.30 – The Insurance Industry Perspective 3.55 – Accident Investigation The View from the Top 4.10 – Q & A / discussions 4.30 - Close
Definitions ◦ Accident - an event that results in injury or ill health ◦ Near miss - an event that, while not causing harm, has the potential to cause injury or ill health ◦ Uncontrolled hazard (undesired circumstance) - a set of conditions or circumstances that have the potential to cause injury or ill health
1.1 million working people were suffering from a work-related illness 173 workers killed at work 111 000 other injuries to employees were reported under RIDDOR 212 000 over-3-day absence injuries occurred 27 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury Workplace injuries and ill health (excluding cancer) cost society an estimated £13.4 billion in 2010/11 www.hse.gov.uk/ statistics/ Annual Figures 2011/2012
An OPPORTUNITY not to be missed! You want to find out...... What happened? Who was involved? Why it happened? – what were the events leading to the accident? Has it happened before? Has it nearly happened before? How can you stop it happening again? Why did a failure occur? What can you learn about your H&S management system – how can it be improved?
When you think you need to! Decisions based on ◦ Severity of consequences (actual or potential) ◦ Likelihood of it happening again ◦ Your duty to your employees ◦ Your legal obligations...to be discussed further ?
Accident book Accident frequency Patterns and trends Insurance claims Prosecution Management and Development Opportunities Improvement/investment identification
RIDDOR requirements Insurance company informed – N.B. their notification guidelines should be followed Solicitors Police !
Know what to do when it happens Take the guess work out of it Keep consistent Clear responsibilities Clear lines of reporting Have an investigation template ready to use Clear procedure to follow – step-by-step Policy for what to report, when, how, to whom and when to investigate Who should be involved Respond Investigate Conclude Recommend Act Review Learn!