Near Miss and Accident Investigation and Reporting
Taking the pain out of Health & Safety incidents in the workplace
Reducing risk – Protecting people and businesses
When the same accidents happen again and again, they cause suffering and distress to workers and their families and could also hurt your business’s future.
IDM Safety Solutions are able to respond quickly and effectively to all types of incidents in the workplace. We will carry out a thorough investigation, report our findings and write a detailed report for your records, saving you time, worry and hassle.
We will even provide recommendations for prevention that will help you avoid accidents and injuries in your business going forward.
This service includes:
Interviews with staff, contractors, clients and witnesses
Review of CCTV footage
Accident site investigations
Preparation of reports for your records and the appropriate authorities
Why is it important to report a near miss?
The Near-miss Book helps employers and employees record details of less severe workplace accidents. However, near misses should not be treated lightly. They can provide valuable insight into how well health and safety is being managed in your business.
It can act as an early warning system and reveal a pattern of behaviour or potential hazards that, if not addressed, could result in a more serious accident taking place down the line.
It makes good business sense to be proactive and take action early on when problems are less likely to be serious.
Near misses may seem trivial at first glance but they are a valuable source of information. Taking the time to investigate the underlying causes carefully is likely to:
improve health and safety
and save you time and money
The investigation and analysis of work-related accidents and incidents form an essential part of managing health and safety by providing a deeper understanding of the risks associated with your work activities.
IDM Safety Solutions have a team of experienced health and safety professionals who are experts in accident investigation and reporting. Learning the lessons from what we uncover and preventing incidents is at the heart of what we do.
We will work with you to find the root cause of the problem and put measures in place to prevent it from happening again.
IDM will ensure your business and workforce are protected from the legal consequences of an accident or dangerous occurrence at work by ensuring all incidents are reported and that the relevant authorities are notified as soon as possible.
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)
RIDDOR is the law that requires employers, and other people in charge of work premises, to report and keep records of:
- work-related accidents which cause deaths
- work-related accidents which cause certain serious injuries (reportable injuries)
- diagnosed cases of certain industrial diseases; and
- certain ‘dangerous occurrences’ (incidents with the potential to cause harm)
“If you think safety is expensive, try an accident”
Investing in Health and Safety services from IDM is an investment in the future of your business.
We will work with you to create a bespoke solution that meets your specific needs, ensuring compliance with current legislation.
Figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that an annual average of:
- 250 employees and self-employed people are killed each year as a result of accidents in the workplace.
- 150 000 employees sustain major injuries or injuries that mean they are absent from work for more than three days.
- Over 2.3 million cases of ill health are caused or made worse by work.
- Over 40 million working days are lost annually through work-related injuries and ill health, at a cost to businesses of £2.5 billion.
Why IDM Safety Solutions?
An effective investigation requires an experienced set of eyes for thorough information gathering, collation and analysis.
The findings of an IDM Safety Solutions investigation will help form the basis of an action plan to prevent the accident or incident from happening again and for improving your overall management of risk.