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Incident Report

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:

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)

NOTE: the Incident Report Form should NOT be confused with HR's Injury On Duty Supervisor Report‌ which should be submitted to HR in the event of an Injury on Duty.

Return to Rhodes University's Safety front page. Questions/Suggestions? Contact safety(at)ru.ac.za

Last Modified: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:09:46 SAST