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OHS Incident Checklist

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One of a Safety Officer or OHS representative’s responsibilities is to respond to incidents, which can include injuries and workplace accidents. Responding to an incident means following very strict procedure.

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OHS Incident Checklist

  1. 1. One of a Safety Officer or OHS representative’s responsibilities is to respond to incidents, which can include injuries and workplace accidents. Responding to an incident means following very strict procedure. Here is an incident checklist to give you an idea of what a typical incident response will entail: RESPOND TO THE INCIDENT First thing you need to do is make sure the parties involved are all safe and that they’ve received any necessary medical attention. IDENTIFY the SOURCE OF The INCIDENT Identify the source, or cause, of the incident, and make sure that it is resolved so as to avoid more incidents. REPORT THE INCIDENT You should immediately notify emergency services if necessary, and notify the employer or manager about the incident. DOCUMENT THE BASIC FACTS Fill in a form that includes basic facts such as: • Date and time of the incident • Nature of the incident • Location of the incident • Name of parties involved • Name of responding offer WRITE A FULL INCIDENT DESCRIPTION You should write up a detailed and complete description of the incident, including: • The circumstances that surrounded the incident • The sequence of events leading up to the incident • What instructions were being carried out at the time • What the consequences of the events were OHS INCIDENT CHECKLIST OHS INCIDENT CHECKLIST ORGANISE A TACTICAL MEETING Organise a meeting with relevant parties to discuss prevention of incident reoccurrence. Determine: • Whether such an incident has occurred previously • Why the the incident occured in the first place • What level of competency those involved had, and whether there were deficiencies in their training • What steps can be taken to prevent reoccurrence ENSURE that a prevention PLAN is implemented Make sure a prevention plan is put in place, and that the incident doesn’t occur again. STUDY an OHS Course via distance learning STUDY an OHS Course via distance learning Oxbridge Academy offers a range of excellent OHS courses for South African students to study from home via distance learning. To find out more, visit: www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za/find-a-course/safety-occupational-health-and-safety-management www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za

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