When we asked the Commissioner what he wants in an incident report, this is what he said...

Dear HSE Professional, 
Whenever you place a claim for one of your employees with COID, the Compensation Commissioner examines your incident report in extensive detail.
And I know exactly what he looks for!
He checks that every detail of the workplace incident or occupational injury has been included along with all the details of your investigation.
Miss JUST ONE point on his checklist, and he’ll delay your claim. And your employee’s compensation will now be your problem!
That’s why you need to make sure you conduct a thorough incident investigation the first time around.
And I’m going to give you the tips he shared with me!

Conduct your incident investigation properly

Today, I’m offering you the security of conducting an OHS compliant incident investigation.
Everything you need for your legally-compliant incident investigation is only one click away.
I’m offering you the step-by-step process you need to ensure your incident investigations are compliant.
Just think about how this is going to revolutionise your safety role!
Don’t let the ‘It won’t happen to us’ syndrome cloud your mind. Accidents happen when we least expect them to. Don’t be caught unaware, because excuses or not, the DoL will hold YOU liable!
I don’t want this to happen!

Nine laws govern incident investigation

If you neglect your health and safety obligations, be afraid of the law. Very afraid.
There are nine laws governing how the investigation of an incident needs to be compliant. 
Whether health and safety is your main role or not, the onus falls on YOU! You’re responsible for the health and safety of all the employees in your organisation!

The Incident Investigation Section of the Health and Safety Advisor

The Incident Investigation section of your Health and Safety Advisor will give you the A-Z on what to do after an incident. 
It outlines the most common mistakes made in incident investigation, and how to avoid them.
It will give you the steps you need to ensure your investigation is a success; from appointing your investigation team to submitting your documents to the DoL and COID.
We’ve also included a checklist to make sure you cover EVERY area.

Here’s what’s in it...

Introduction: The difference between an incident and an accident
7 Ways to make sure your employees report all incidences
How to establish an incident investigation team
Time periods within which you must investigate an incident
9-step procedure to investigate incidents
How to gather evidence
Questions to answer when investigating an incident
How to write your incident investigation report
What to include in your incident report
5 steps to report the incident to COID and claim compensation
Sample root cause analysis chart
PLUS 5 sample incident registers and forms including: 
  • Action Report
  • Evidence register
  • Preliminary investigation report
  • Cost of loss form
  • Full investigation report

Everything you need to know about health and safety

The Health and Safety Advisor is a unique, handbook that will assist you with practical advice, solutions and tips to avoid costly penalties, prevent incidents before they happen and make sure you implement health and safety with minimal hassle and cost.

Why you can’t be without the Health and Safety Advisor:

  • This 500-page handbook binder contains a comprehensive collection of important checklists, easy-to-understand examples and step-by-step instructions
  • You will learn how to pass your next health and safety inspection with flying colours
  • Lifetime subscription to the daily email Bulletin
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What our readers have to say

These are extracts from letters we’ve received from readers of our practical handbooks:

The Health and Safety Advisor help us reduce the amount of time required when doing incident investigations and simplified our ‘on-site’ registers.

C. Castle

We recently bought the Health and Safety Advisor and I have used it extensively to start up the health and safety in our company. I’ve use the Policy, letters, notes on committees and responsibilities. Well worth the money.

J. Thom

The book is of great value and has added a vast value to my safety system. It’s easy to use and is a foundation of information.

D. Venter

User friendly and informative. I have used it as a successfully to resolve smoking issues on the premises.

H. Blomerus

It assists me with my training presentations and it’s very handy with complete checklists.

C. Broekman

Iam truly impressed. I’ve been using the tips given in newsletters at my SHE meetings.

C. Sieber


What’s included in Health and Safety Advisor?

Here is a sample of what you will find in your Handbook:

  • Control measures you must put in place to prevent accidents
  • Accidents or incidents — step by step what you must do next
  • How to calculate how much compensation to pay — Must you pay any at all?
  • Reporting incidents/accidents/and near incidents: the different procedures.
  • How should you secure an area after an accident?
  • How do you claim from the worker's compensation fund? Can everyone claim?
  • How to deal with absenteeism because of excessive sick leave
  • Medical checkups for employees: when, who, how often, documents you need.
  • 257 point checklist to ensure you comply with all the Construction Regulations
  • 15 strategies to get employees to bring a safety attitude to work
  • Risk assessment worksheets to make sure you’ve included everything
  • How to do risk assessment inspections
  • Ten-point checklist for emergency preparedness
  • Checklist: Health and safety requirements in the workplace
  • 16 safety signs you must display in your workplace
  • How to conduct a compliance health and safety audit
  • How to develop a Health and Safety policy
  • How to monitor and evaluate your health and safety programme
  • 11 legal duties of the employer
  • Health and safety representatives: responsibilities and duties
  • Duties of manufacturers and suppliers
  • Employees responsibilities: they have obligations as well
  • 41 sample nomination and appointment forms
  • OHS checklists and registers
  • And much more…

About our experts

Meet the health and safety experts who contribute to Health and Safety Advisor

Christel Fouché
Christel is managing director of Advantage A.C.T. (Pty) Ltd and has been involved in this specialised industry for over 20 years, assisting with issues of health and safety in industry and mining. She completed her MBA in health and safety through the University of Southern Queensland, is an accredited trainer (1104 and 1105) with City & Guilds.

Wilna Louw-Malan (B. Cur, OH, ROSProf, F.IoSM, SAATCA HSE 002)
Wilna is the General Manager of Edwilo Risk Consultants, a health safety and environmental consultancy business. She is a registered Occupational Safety Professional, Assessor for OSHAP PDB, Deputy President of the Institute of Safety Management, and a registered HSE Systems Auditor. 

Ray Strydom
Ray is currently a SHE Risk Management Consultant (specialising in construction) and administrator for six professional OHS bodies. He owns his own safety consultancy, is Executive Director of Safety First Association and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Safety Management (IoSM).

Richard Swift Richard joined his father in the field of occupational health and safety eleven years ago. Within a few years, he had achieved a +95% average for risk management at three of his clients' operations, culminating in receiving an internal award of "best of the best" for the highest score within the group of companies. 

Nell Browne
A registered Occupational Health Practitioner, with 20 years experience in the occupational health and safety field. She has a Certificate in Medicine and Law (cum laude) and is registered with SAATCA as an OHSAS 18001 Senior auditor. She is registered with the ETDP SETA as a facilitator, assessor and moderator and regularly designs and presents OHS training. 

Sven Marcus
Sven is an Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner with over 19 years health care experience. She manages Wellness clinics for various companies. 

Stephanie Kruger
Stephanie is a registered occupational nurse practitioner, and started Soul Sister. Her aim is to integrate complementary health with allopathic medicine, by providing holistic care to the patient within the workplace, and assisting them in their own healing process. 

Michele Bowmer

Michele is a registered Occupational Safety Professional (ROSProF), and a Training Development Manager for IRCA Coastal (Pty) Ltd – South Eastern Division. She regularly conducts training for companies in Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay and Saldanha Bay.

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Stay safe,

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Managing Editor: Workplace Safety

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