Incident Reporting and Investigation
It's unrealistic to expect we will always be 100% healthy and safe. Injuries, illnesses, incidents and near misses can - and do - happen. It's important that when they do happen, we take the time to review and learn from them.
Depending on the nature, severity and complexity of the incident, learning from an incident might be as simple as chatting to people afterwards so you can all try to figure out what went wrong - and what can be done about it.
A more formal way to do this would be to keep an incident register and to use it as part of your in-parish/in-house follow-ups.
All councils and other governing boards and committees need to ensure a reporting process is available for all of their people, and that all of their people are aware a reporting process is available!
Guidelines (click here)
Guidelines to report, investigate and register: near misses, incidents, accidents and events where no one was harmed.
Incident Report Form (click here)
· Designed to print 2 to a page and then cut the page in half.
· Form captures the what/when/who/where and sets up the conversation to avoid future occurrences.