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Comair launches incident investigation... here's how to do yours in 9 steps

by , 03 November 2015
According to The Citizen, the British Airways Flight BA6234 experienced a landing gear failure during touchdown at O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. It led to, as SABC News reports, passengers having to disembark via the Boeing 737s emergency exits.

Comair, the company who runs British Airways, will be conducting a thorough incident investigation.

Now, we all know how important investigating an incident is. And, as you saw with a massive company such Comair, you're in no way exempt from an incident occurring in the workplace.

Here are 9 steps to follow when carrying out an incident investigation, or face the consequences...


Review the incident report.


Choose the incident investigation team members.


Plan the data collection and collect the evidence.


Create a causal-factor chart and review the collected evidence.


Do you know the internal and external processes you must follow when conducting an incident investigation?
Whenever you place a claim for one of your employees with COID, the Compensation Commissioner examines your 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 follow the correct internal and external processes the first time around.
Find out how here…

Look into each causal factor and determine the root causes of the incident.


Discuss the incident before a Health and Safety Committee and take in any recommendations it may have.


For each of the Health and Safety Committee's recommendations, draw up an action plan.


Give due dates and assign responsibility for implementing the recommendations of the Health and Safety Committee.


Make sure that the incident investigation is documented according to the minimum legal requirements.
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