When an incident occurs in a workplace, four steps should be taken as soon as possible:
Short video of a workplace incident
21 year old McDonald’s employee severely injured after slipping and falling onto a bucket of hot oil at the Warragul McDonald’s store in east Victoria in November 2013.
She required several skin grafts as a result of the burns and still suffers anxiety attacks.
In groups discuss the ‘four steps after an incident’ in the workplace, utilising this incident for reference.
When is an injury or illness one that needs to be notified?
Incident investigations try to find out why the controls were ineffective and then recommend steps to be taken to prevent a reoccurrence. Re-watch the video with the below table to be completed
Preparation of a written report is an accurate record of the investigation for management consideration.
|Introduction(A brief summary of the incident)|
|Sequence of events (leading up to the incident)||12345|
|Causes(Immediate hazards which contributed to the incident)|
|Recommendations(treatments to prevent a reoccurrence)|
|Timeline(when should the treatments be implemented)|
Follow up articles with regard to penalties imposed:
What are the benefits for an organisation to conduct an investigation after an incident? (100-200 words)