Accident InvestigationProfessional Investigation Consultancy Service
In some situations, there is a legal requirement by Health, Safety and Welfare General Applications Regs 1993/ 2007 to report an accident or dangerous occurrence to the Health and Safety Authority. This is a mandatory requirement (IR1 Form is used) where a person is unable to attend their work for three consecutive days after the day of the accident. There is also a list of 16 dangerous occurrences, which must also be reported to the Inspectorate in which a IR3 Form is utilised.
Every accident affords an opportunity to improve safety by correcting some deficiency, eliminate the hazard and prevent a recurrence. By analysing accident trends, we can identify our weaknesses and put priority corrective action in place.
As a result of a reportable accident or dangerous occurrence a Health & Safety Inspector may attend you place of business to carry out an independent investigation as to the causes of the accident. He /she will expect the employer to have completed the internal accident investigation.
EazySAFE can provide a consultant to carry out a comprehensive accident investigation on your behalf. It is easier for an outside person to be more objective in the investigation than in-house staff. On completion of the accident investigation we will provide any support necessary in the defence of your organisation. Our consultants have a wide range of experience across all types of employment from industry, commercial, retail, local authority, government departments, and educational and financial institutions.
The benefits of professional accident investigations are:
- A high level of professional health and safety knowledge will be brought to bear.
- The various causes/occurrences/interactions of the accident will be mapped, identified, photographed, documented and retained on file.
- Recommendations will be provided on the steps necessary to prevent a recurrence.
- Where necessary the investigation results can be used to allow you to prepare to defend your organisation against claims and compensation.