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Document ID (ISN)103031
CIS number 04-67
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2827-2
Year 2004
Convention or series no. HSG 245
Health and Safety Executive
Title Investigating accidents and incidents - A workbook for employers, unions, safety representatives and safety professionals
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2004. iv, 82p. Illus. 19 ref. Price: GBP 9.50.
Abstract This guidance on how to investigate accidents and incidents, including near misses, was prepared in consultation with industry, unions and health and safety professional bodies. It is intended as a first step in introducing organizations to the benefits of carrying out investigations and the methods by which accidents should be recorded, investigated and the findings acted upon. The guidance is aimed primarily at SMEs where it is often difficult to build up an expertise in investigating, although larger organizations may also find it helpful. The four steps featured in the guidance are: the gathering of information; the analysing of information; identifying risk control measures; the action plan and its implementation.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; notification of occupational accidents; United Kingdom; causes of accidents; plant safety organization; accident investigation; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; legal aspects; safety guides; responsibilities; check lists
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises
Risk evaluation
Reporting of occupational accidents
Accident investigation
Notification of accidents and diseases