Health & Safety Representatives should bring incidents to the attention of their Health and Safety Committee - see Meeting dates - to discuss and make recommendations on how these can be avoided in future. This helps the institution learn from a situation and take preventative action.
Read the guidelines:
Health and Safety Guide - page 13, Part 5: INCIDENTS and ACCIDENTS
What employees should do about a workplace incident
Always report any incident/accident, even if there was no injury. Every employee should report an incident/accident as soon as possible to the supervisor/ manager/HOD, as well as to their H&S rep.
REPORTING all INCIDENTS - any workplace incident/accident or injury:
Inform: The employee has a duty to inform the supervisor/ manager/HOD, as well as "a health and safety representative as soon as reasonably practicable of the occurrence of an incident in the workplace" (OHS Act, Section 13).
Incident Report Form (Annexure 1): The supervisor/manager/HOD must ensure that an Incident Report (Annexure 1) is completed and a copy sent to the RU Safety Health and Environmental Officer on safety(at)ru.ac.za. Incident Report Form (Annexure 1)
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Last Modified: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:09:46 SAST