Finding the cause of accidents and incidents and acting on their cause will prevent or reduce the possibility of them re-occurring and can have a huge benefit on many aspects of a business or organisation.
Workplace Accident Investigation is used to determine the cause(s) of an accident and identify any failure of the health and safety management system. It allows measures to be put in place and management procedures to be amended in order to prevent re-occurrences.
Workplace accident investigation reports may be also be used to defend any legal action against an organisation as they show what is being done in actively trying to reduce the possibility of re-occurrences.
The process involved in investigating serious accidents may involve:
- Inspection of the accident/incident location and recording of evidence
- Inspection of site health and safety documentation in relation to the accident/incident
- Taking witness statements
- Interviewing injured parties
- Preparation a full report indicating the root causes of the accident/incident and any recommendations required
In the event an accident occurs our consultants can offer a reactive monitoring and workplace accident investigation service incorporating all of the above.
Many workplaces tend to conduct an investigation and come to the conclusion that the worker did the wrong thing. Unfortunately, investigations that focus solely on the worker and what they did or did not do, may miss more important factors and as such, expose the business to the incident occurring again.
Safety Training Assurance Group can assist your business in conducting incident investigations on your behalf, develop and implement comprehensive incident investigation processes and conduct incident investigation training.