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Six accident investigation details your incident report must include

by , 10 July 2014
Whenever you place a claim for one of your employees with COID , the compensation commissioner examines the incident report in great detail.

He checks that every detail of the workplace accident or occupational injury has been included along with all the details of your investigations.

Miss just one point and he'll delay your claim and compensation will now be your problem. That's why you need to make sure you document your investigation properly and have these six details in the report...

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When it comes to accident investigations, RECORD EVERYTHING

 
As you go through the process of investigating an accident, you must record every detail to help your employee prove their claim. 
 
This includes documentation of who did the investigation, all of your discussions with your health and safety rep and committee and much more. 
 
And that's why when you put your accident report together, you must include these six details
 

Six details you must never leave out of an accident investigation

 
1. The investigator's name (this could be you or your health and safety rep);
2. The date of the investigation; 
3. The designation of the investigator;
4. A short description of the incident. This should include who was injured, what their injuries were, what affect they had on them and where the accident happened;
5. What you and your investigation team believe caused the accident; and
6. The steps you're going to take to prevent the accident from happening again. 
 
As long as the report has these six incident investigation details, there should be no questions about your investigation process.
 
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