7.0 Incident Reporting
This section defines the requirements for investigation and reporting of incidents for all employees and other specified personnel working on sites.
7.1 Incident Recording and Reporting Requirements
In addition to the Reportable Incidents detailed below, First Aid Cases, Near Misses and non-injurious Incidents should also be recorded.
7.1.1 Reportable Incidents
The following incidents shall be reported:
- Personal Injuries
- Occupational Illness
- Equipment Failure
- Equipment Damage
- Property Damage
- Material Loss
- Vehicle Accidents
- Near Miss
- Act of Nature, etc.
7.1.2 Categorization for Incidents and Accidents Accidents
are categorized as follows according to the seriousness of the consequences:
7.1.3 Procedures for Notifying Reportable Incidents and Accidents:
An immediate report is issued to the first Line Management of any accident injury, near miss, unsafe act or unsafe condition and any adverse effect on the environment. The first Line Manager informs the Line Department Manager who informs the QA & HSE Manager. Within 24 hours after the occurrence, an initial report shall be drafted and issued to the construction manager and copied to the client.
For category I or category II accidents, arrangement for an immediate report to:
- Chairman and General Manager
- Corporate QA & HSE Manager
- Line Department Manager
7.1.4 Accident Investigation Reports
- For all accidents categories, a first level accident investigation by first Line Management, Section Manager and Sub-Contractor Site Manager (if applicable) in order to identify cause and implement the necessary corrective action to prevent recurrence.
- For category I and category II accidents, a second level accident investigation by the HSE Manager and the Line Department Manager.
- A report to be compiled within 7 working days by the Line Department Manager and issued to the QA & HSE Manager.
- Follow up within 15 days by the Line Department Manager to ensure corrective action is implemented.
7.1.5 Assessment of Hours as Exposure Hours
Exposure hours are hours worked including overtime and training but excluding leaves, sickness and other absences. There are a number of situations where this definition may prove insufficient to ensure a consistent approach.
7.1.6 Violent Assault
If an assault is conducted against a person for a work-related reason or because there is intent to damage company property or remove property from company premises, then the assault is a Reportable Incident. If the assault can be shown, without reasonable doubt to be a private, non-work related matter then it is not recordable for Accident statistics.
7.1.7 Medical Treatment and First Aid Classification
Medical Treatment Cases and First Aid Cases are Injuries that do not result in disability, lost time or restriction of work. The distinction between them is one of severity. Medical treatment includes some forms of treatment, which are normally required to be administered by a physician, but not generally the simple or one-time treatments, which are or could be given by a first aider.