Accident Reporting & Investigations – RIDDOR
When an accident occurs a proportionate investigation should be carried out to comply with statutory duties and allow lessons to be learned to prevent reoccurrence.
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Why do our customers choose us?
Accident investigation may be triggered by statutory reporting and duties under health and safety legislation, insurers and/or a moral duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of employees.
We advise on reporting under RIDDOR and carry out accident investigation with a view to preventing reoccurrence as well as providing any required documentary evidence.
Acorn Health & Safety is a leading provider of health and safety training and consultancy in the South West. Our trainers and consultants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and have considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.
Customers come from an equally diverse range of organisations and businesses but choose Acorn because we’ll keep you on the right side of the law, whilst recognising that health and safety needs to compliment your day to day business activities.
How do we support customers with accident reporting & investigations - RIDDOR
The depth to which an accident, incident or near miss is investigated is dependent on a number of factors with investigation and any advice given being proportionate to the accident. It’s important to identify not only the immediate causes of accidents but also the underlying and root causes, important factors in learning lessons to prevent re-occurrence.
Accident investigations are undertaken by a qualified health and safety professional.
In most cases an accident investigation will include:
- Reviewing accident/incident forms and RIDDOR reports
- Reviewing witness statements and/or talking to those involved
- Reviewing a range of documentation including risk assessments, safe systems, inspection and maintenance records
Where necessary we will visit site, take photographs and examine workplaces, machinery and equipment, liaising with other agencies as required.
What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety
On completion of an accident investigation we’ll provide a summary our findings in the form of a report and where appropriate suggest further actions that might be considered to prevent re-occurrence.
We will assign you a dedicated and competent health and safety professional who will gain an understanding of your needs and be on hand to provide help and advice or comment you need. Any documentation produced will either be uploaded to our cloud based storage system provided electronically, or as a hard copy in the required format.
Following any piece of consultancy work we are available by phone or on e-mail, so you can contact us easily, if you need our assistance or further advice.
Whatever your health and safety needs are, our ‘Hassle Free’ retained consultancy service is here to help.
For one-off assessments or, a tailored approach, we offer a wide range of consultancy services speak to our consultants to discuss your needs.
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