Reporting an incident
The Incident Reporting System is for any accident, near miss, dangerous occurrence or ill-health inciden on University premises or involving University-related activity off-site.
e.g. falls, manual handling injuries, eye injuries, being struck by something, striking against something, sharps injuries, violence, chemical exposure
Near Misses -
where someone narrowly avoided being injured
e.g. collapse of scaffolding, falls of materials from height, explosion, asbestos release
occupationally caused ill-health such as sensitisation, latex allergy, deafness, upper limb disorders. Also can be used for recording ill-health not related to work activity, e.g. cardiac arrest, loss of consciousness.
First aiders attending any incident will want to know that a record of the incident has been submitted.