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6 things to include in an incident investigation report

If a health and safety incident occurs in your workplace, your managers and your workers need to know what to do in the aftermath.

It is essential that you have procedures in place for:

reporting an incident;
notifying the health and safety regulator (if the incident is notifiable);
preserving the incident site; and
investigating the incident.

By Joanna Weekes

If a health and safety incident occurs in your workplace, your managers and your workers need to know what to do in the aftermath.

It is essential that you have procedures in place for:

Make these procedures available to all workers and train them in the procedures to ensure your workers know their role if a workplace incident were to occur.

While the best policy is always prevention, you need to know how to react as well to minimise the damage.

Today we have a checklist for you regarding carrying out an internal investigation and the type of information you need to gather and include in your investigation report.

What to include in an investigation report

Gather the following information to include in the investigation report:

Remember, it is important that the report does not include any speculation or opinion as to the cause of the incident.

The next update to be sent out for the OH&S Handbook includes a revised and updated version of I1 Incident Reporting and Investigation so keep a look out for that if you subscribe to the Handbook, it will be sent out to you soon.

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