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Accidents and near misses

Whenever there’s an accident or ‘near miss’, valuable lessons can be learnt and steps taken to prevent a recurrence, thereby making the workplace safer. It is therefore important to encourage open and transparent reporting, particularly of ‘near misses’.

The aim of the University is to generate a ‘no blame’ culture so that people feel they can openly report on things that have ‘gone wrong’. laptop

All accidents and near misses must be:

  • Recorded
  • Reported
  • Investigated appropriately.

Accidents and near misses provide valuable information for the directors about health and safety issues in their schools/services.

Directors therefore need to be made aware of accidents/near misses that happen in their schools/services and ensure that appropriate remedial actions are taken.

A near miss is an unplanned event that could have resulted in personal injury or property damage, but fortunately did not.

Health and safety documentation

 Procedure for accidents and near misses


Page last updated on Monday 7 March 2016 at 3.49pm.


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