Health and Safety

HS Reporting Incidents

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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

Dangerous Occurrences

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.




Health and Safety Department

Pharmacy Building (Building 63)
University Park
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Telephone: Telephone: +44 (0)115 9513401
Email: h&