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01 Sep 2020
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IOSH Report: Learning the lessons – how to respond to deaths at work and other serious incidents

IOSH have produced a guide to help organisations respond to ‘hazardous events’, such as accidents, cases of ill health, work-related violence and ‘dangerous occurrences’.

Ian Glendenning, Managing Director of Pragma, was part of the Working Group that produced this guidance.

The guide is aimed at employers and health and safety practitioners and outlines good practice for when a serious event happens, giving information on:

  • Why you should hold internal investigations;
  • Preparation and planning;
  • The initial response;
  • Internal investigations: roles, inter-relationships, information gathering and techniques;
  • How to make sure investigators are competent;
  • How to avoid common failings in investigations, and
  • Good practice in investigation reporting.

Download a copy here (1.6mb PDF)

You can find out more about our accident investigation services here.

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