Accidents happen, it's inevitable. But it's how you prepare, protect, and handle those accidents that makes the difference for your staff and business.
Each year workers are killed or injured at work and millions of working days are lost. No matter how meticulous you have been with your health and safety policies and procedures, accidents can still occur. It can be a very stressful situation all round, obviously there’s the unfortunate individual that needs attention after an injury, or worse.
It’s also easy to overlook the emotional toll on business owners and managers of personnel at the time of incident. Suddenly you’re thrust into an investigation, perhaps with Police involved, where you have to make sure you have concise answers, paperwork and compliance in order.
Some common questions surrounding accidents at work include:
- Is the accident RIDDOR reportable?
- Does every accident need to be investigated and how do I carry out an investigation?
- Am I at fault and do I need to inform my Employer’s Liability Insurance?
- What do I do now after I have carried out my investigation?
RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. Under these regulations there are specific injuries that will be required to be reported to the HSE and for employees who have been off work for more than 7 consecutive days not counting the day of the accident.
You must also ensure that you record the accident in your accident book regardless how minor it is. The records in the accident book may highlight a significant trend in certain accidents, which would then require you to take action.
Why Outsource Your Health & Safety Support?
Understanding the regulations relating to accident reporting and investigations can be time-consuming, however its essential to get it right to protect staff and customers
If you’re a small business, perhaps you simply don’t have the time or resources to become a Health & Safety expert overnight.
Ignoring reoccurring accidents and failing to put effective health and safety policies and procedures in place can have serious consequences for your business
We can be there for you. At the time when you need us. We can answer all the questions with you, prepare all your documentation and make sure the process of accident investigation is done as thoroughly, as stress-free, and quickly as possible. This is all part of our Health and Safety support service; full site audits, ongoing document support, full policy audits, and 24/7 advice when you need it most.
We’re on-hand to help you deal with whatever situations arise along the way, from protecting employees to ensuring that diverse tasks across multiple sites are taken care of effectively, legally, and most of all safely.
Who Are Wirehouse?
Wirehouse was formed by industry leaders who weren't happy with the offerings from many of the employer service providers. We felt the focus of many in the marketplace was profit, as opposed to providing high quality advice and support.
Improving and protecting your business should not be held at arms reach by unfeasible costs. We believe that every business should have access to top quality advice, support, and training. That’s why we’ll always offer you a service that won't be matched, with the most competitive prices in the marketplace.
When you're with Wirehouse, you can expect to receive prompt, actionable advice, that is in keeping with your business objectives where possible. We won’t tie you up with auto-renewals and unrealistic termination periods - we want you to renew because your thought our service was high quality and excellent value.
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