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Incident Report

Definition - What does Incident Report mean?

An incident report is a formal recording of the facts related to an incident. The report may pertain to any unusual occurrence on a worksite, but would normally relate to an accident or injury that has occurred. Ideally, the incident report should be completed as soon as possible following the injury. Depending on the severity of the incident, the report may be used solely by the company for future safety planning, or it may go to insurers, the overseeing regulatory body or the police.

Safeopedia explains Incident Report

Any incident that involves worker safety should be recorded, no matter how insignificant it may seem. An investigation of what happened should be undertaken as soon as possible after the incident occurs and after the injured person has been taken care of. The report that is generated as a result should provide a full account of what took place, including date, time and location. Any injury details should be added. If there were witnesses, they should also be interviewed and their contact details recorded. If possible, state what caused the incident to occur.

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