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Health and Safety

Accident Investigation

Upon receipt of a RIDDOR report, Officers from the Health Protection Section assess whether an accident requires further investigation. If it is decided that any accident should be investigated further, an Officer may attend the location of the accident to look at the physical environment; review all relevant documentation such as training records, safety policies and risk assessments; and also interview the injured person, any witnesses, or anyone that may have been involved directly or indirectly with the accident. This is all undertaken to determine what the cause of the accident may have been, and ensure that appropriate action is taken to prevent any further similar occurrences. In some situations, it may be necessary to take formal action against either the company involved or an individual. This would be undertaken with consideration to our enforcement policy.

Last updated :06/11/2009