Do you have evidence of accident investigation and risk assessment reviews?


Is there evidence that accidents are investigated, appropriate remedial action is taken and where appropriate, risk assessments reviewed / updated?

Reason for This Question

It is important to investigate accidents to prevent re occurrences and also to identify trends.

Possible Answers

Red: No evidence of accidents being investigated
Amber: Accidents being investigated but no evidence of action taken
Green: Accidents investigated thoroughly and remedial action taken

Common Issues

  • No formal system of investigating accidents existed.
  • No evidence available to demonstrate that accidents are investigated.
  • Risk assessments have not been signed or reviewed.
  • Insufficient risk assessment detail

Fail Rate

31.43%% of businesses failed this question based on our sample data.

How to Stay Compliant

Ensure a documented system is in place to record and track accident and risk assessment reviews. Accident investigation should be carried out and the remedial actions documented.

Our Solutions

Accident reporting, tracking and trend analysis is available in the accident module of the PYRAMID™ Online Risk Management System. A module is also available for risk assessment creation, tracking, reviewing and reporting.

This post is part of the “Focus on Health and Safety Audit Questions” series.