Recent figures show that an average of 250 employees and self-employed people are killed each year as a result of accidents in the workplace. A further 150 000 sustain major injuries or injuries that mean they are absent from work for more than three days. Over 2.3 million cases of ill health are caused or made worse by work.(HSE)
A crucial part of managing Health & Safety involves thorough investigation and analysis of accidents and incidents. Moving forward, to prevent future occurrences, it is vital that lessons are learnt from these findings.
For accident and incident investigations to be fully effective, 4 simple steps should be followed:
1. Gather the information
2. Analyse the information
3. Identify risk control measures
4. Create an action plan and its implementation
Investigating accidents and incidents: “A guide for employers, unions, safety representatives and safety professionals” can provide further information and can be found at https://www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/hsg245.pdf
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