Businesses must record all accidents experienced by staff or visitors, in a suitable log book.
The record should include the:
- method of reporting
- place of the event
- personal details of the affected party
- a description of the nature of the event or disease
An approved loose-leaf format of Accident Book (code B1510) must be used for all businesses with 10 or more employees. This is also recommended for smaller establishments. Copies are obtainable for £7.34 (£8.81 inc. VAT) from the following outlets:
- all good bookshops
- The Stationery Office
- HSE Books
A copy of completed accident reports should be kept on-site for at least 3 years.
Accidents and near misses should be investigated appropriately by the employer, and the lessons learnt used to improve their risk management systems.
Harrow community safety serviceAddress: Harrow Council
PO Box 18