Reporting an accident

Staff Members

All staff have a responsibility to report accidents and significant near miss incidents (an incident where something had the potential to cause injury). This ensures that there is a record of the accident, that the relevant manager is informed, that an investigation, if required, can be completed and remedial action taken.

An on-line system for reporting accidents at work, significant near miss incidents, work related ill health and dangerous occurrences is available here.  The system utilises single sign on and you will be directed straight into the system. The on-line system is quick and straightforward to use. At the end of the report, you are provided with a summary of the information you have submitted and will be asked to allocate the incident to your School Manager or Service Director. You should then click to save the report. When you do this, the system will send an email to your School Manager/ Service Director to inform them that you have submitted a report. You are able to view the reports that you have submitted but will not be able to see reports made by others. Your School Manager/ Service Director will be able to view all reports allocated to them and, if required, start an investigation into the incident.


Reporting accidents involving students, visitors or contractors

Where possible, accidents involving students, visitors and contractors should also be reported using the accident reporting system.

Students are encouraged to report accidents to the Security Staff or to their Residence Concierge (if staying in University accommodation).

Accidents involving visitors that are witnessed by, or reported to, a member of staff can be reported by the member of staff on the accident reporting system or alternatively to a member of the Security Staff.

Accidents involving contractors should be reported to the manager responsible for supervising the contractor who will then report the accident on the accident reporting system.

For further information please see the Operational Risk and Environmental Sustainability pages

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