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POLICY ON INCIDENT, ACCIDENT AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION
Adopted by Parish Council 22 August 2004
 



1. Purpose
To document the procedures to follow for incident, accident and hazard investigation.

2. Scope
This procedure applies to all accidents, injuries or incidents with a potential for recurrence, and to all hazards.

3. Procedures Incidents and Accidents

3.1 All incidents and accidents will be reported to an Executive member as soon as possible after the accident.

3.2 All incidents and accidents will be reported in the Incidents and Hazards Book, kept in the Foyer of the Church.

3.3 All incidents and accidents will be investigated by a member of the Executive.

3.4 The incident and accident investigation will follow the sequence of events from the incident back to the point when the situation deviated from normal. Factors investigated will include people, equipment and environment and the interaction between them. The controllable factors will be identified and a priority for action on these factors taken to prevent a recurrence.

3.5 The Executive will complete any action resulting from the investigation as soon as possible after the incident. The Executive will keep Parish Council briefed.

3.6 Where the action plan involves expenditure which exceeds available Parish funds, Parish Council will pursue sources of funding from the Diocese.

3.7 Where an action is identified which cannot be met the Executives will communicate this to all people involved.

4 Procedures Hazards

4.1 Situations which are a hazard or show potential to cause injury or illness will be investigated by a member of the Executive.

4.2 All hazards will be reported in the Incidents and Hazards Book, kept in the Foyer of the Church.

4.3 Corrective action will be recorded, and reported back to the person who identified the risk hazard.

 

 

 

 

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