Accidents, Incidents and Near Misses
An accident is an event which involves personal injury.
Incident and near misses
Incidents and near misses are events which do not involve personal injury.
This section provides access to full guidance should you or someone else in your area have an accident or incident
Completed forms should be returned to Safety Services via email or post as quickly as possible. The person's line manager, supervisor or local safety adviser should also be notified.
All accidents, incidents and near misses are investigated by the DSE's investigation team. This allows the identification of any root cause with a view to putting measures in place to prevent an incident becoming an accident, and to prevent further injuries.