Introduction to this document

Accident reporting procedure

In the event of an accident it’s important that staff and managers know what to do. To save time and ensure your rules are obvious, use our accident reporting procedure.

What’s covered?

This procedure is designed as a single page flow chart which you can display in the workplace, e.g. close to the first aid kit or accident book. It covers injury accidents to both employees and non-employees, as well as near-misses.

It begins with the role of employees in obtaining first aid and notifying their line manager. It then prompts the line manager to investigate and ensures that senior managers are notified in the event of a more serious incident. Finally, the chart shows who should complete the reports and, if appropriate, who should notify the enforcing authorities and your insurers.

You should tailor the procedure so that it reflects the roles and responsibilities in your own organisation.