Reporting Incidents Reporting Incidents

Incident Report Form

Report an incident (Accident or a Hazardous Incident) using the link in the box on the right.

The online form takes about 5 minutes to complete. You will need a few pieces of information before you start (you will be prompted by a series of questions as you go along);

  • Type of incident: Accident or Hazardous Incident.
  • The person's name, e-mail address, home address and School / Department (if applicable).
  • Information about what the person was doing, what the incident was and what the outcome is.
  • If immediate action was taken, what was it (e.g. first aid administered / taken to hospital).

Why do incidents need to be reported?

It is critical that all injuries and accidents, including near misses, be reported so that they can be investigated and the causes determined and eliminated. The reporting of near misses gives us an opportunity to prevent future injuries or ill health.

Who should do the reporting

Everyone and anyone – no login or permission is required to report an incident using the online form.

Security said they will report it; do I still need to report it?

Yes, please. Security have a separate reporting system that does not always filter through to Health & Safety.

What is an Incident?

An identifiable but undesired, unplanned or, uncontrolled adverse work-related (occupational) event that has caused, or could have caused: ill-health (physical or mental), injury, death, property damage, or other loss / detriment.

What is an Accident?

An incident that causes, injury, physical / mental ill-health or death, or; exacerbates an injury or ill-health.

What is a Hazardous Incident?

An incident that is not an accident but has the potential to become one – this is also known as ‘near-miss’ or an ‘undesired circumstance’. It includes events that lead to property damage or other loss or detriment.

What are example of Incidents?

Examples include (but not limited to):

  • Slip / trip / fall (on the same level or on stairs)
  • Fall from height
  • Manual handling issue
  • Computer workstation (DSE) issue
  • Being struck by something
  • Striking against something
  • Getting trapped or caught in / on something
  • Prolonged / recurrent / one-off extreme exposure to:
    • Temperature / noise / vibration
    • Biological agents / toxins
    • Chemicals
    • Dusts / fibres / vapours / fumes / mists
    • Ionising Radiation (i.e. radiochemicals or X-rays)
    • Non-Ionising Radiation (i.e. LASERs, Ultra Violet light, very dim or very bright (high intensity) white / visible light, electromagnetic fields (EMF))
  • Unsafe failure of a radiation generator
  • Electric shock
  • Failure of lifting / load bearing equipment
  • Collapse of scaffolding
  • Failure of a pressure system
  • Explosion / implosion
  • Harassment / bullying / discrimination
  • Verbal / physical abuse
  • Theft
  • Fire (including arson)
  • Vandalism
  • Environmental pollution

Reporting Form