Reporting of Accidents Injuries & Hazards
Section 6 contains all the information regarding reporting of accidents, injuries, and hazards. You need to make it clear to workers that there are formal procedures for:
- Reporting hazards and near misses before they become accidents; and
- Reporting any injuries or accidents so details can be recorded and an investigation can be completed to make sure it doesn’t happen again
All reports should be filled in as much detail as possible and brought to the attention of the responsible person. An investigation should follow for any accident where the person requires medical treatment and any hazards removed or controlled so it doesn’t affect any other workers on the job site. Within the workbook there are report forms for incidents and accidents, investigations of accidents, and hazard report forms. The use of these is explained in the workbook.