Accident investigation needs an overhaul

Employers have been challenged to overhaul their accident investigation
procedures in a bid to reduce the number of people who are killed and injured
at work each year.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has drawn up a 10-point
prompt list to help companies and organisations tackle accident investigations
more effectively.

The move is intended to banish what RoSPA has called "the culture of a
quick-fix approach" to accident investigation.

The prompt list includes ensuring employers ask questions to assess whether
everyone in the organisation is committed to learning from safety failures,
every employee is empowered to report accidents promptly and clear criteria are
in place to help decide on the scale of the investigation?

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