System For the Internal Reporting Of Accidents & the Reasons Why Employees May Fail to Report Accident at Work

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System For the Internal Reporting Of Accidents & the Reasons Why Employees May Fail to Report Accident at Work  

There are two Parts to Discuss here:

  • Part (a) – Explain Why An Organisation Should Have A System For The Internal Reporting Of Accidents
  • Part (b) – Identify The Reasons Why Employees May Fail To Report Accident At Work

So, Let’s Discuss the Part (a) First:



Explain Why An Organisation Should Have A System For The Internal Reporting Of Accidents

There are a number of reasons why an organization should have a system for the internal reporting of accidents. These include:

  • The compilation of accident statistics and the identification of trends;
  • To meet the requirements of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995;
  • So that an investigation may be carried out to prevent a recurrence or to identify weaknesses in the safety management system;
  • For use in civil claims or to satisfy insurance requirements;
  • To help in the identification and reduction of loss; and
  • To inform the review of risk assessments.

Let’s Discuss the Part (b) Now



Identify The Reasons Why Employees May Fail To Report Accident At Work

The Reasons Why Employees May Fail to Report Accident at Work Includes:

  • Ignorance of the reporting procedures;
  • Peer pressure;
  • Possible retribution by management;
  • To preserve the company’s or department’s safety record (particularly when an incentive scheme is in operation);
  • To avoid receiving first-aid or medical treatment (for whatever reason);
  • Over-complicated reporting procedures; and
  • Lack of obvious management response to earlier reported accidents



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