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Guidelines for dealing with an Incident/Accident
- Stay calm but act swiftly and observe the situation. Is there danger of further injuries?
- Listen to what the injured person is saying.
- The first-aider is called immediately to administer to anyone with an injury
- In the event of an injury requiring specialist treatment, call the emergency services.
- Deal with the rest of the group and ensure that they are adequately supervised.
- Do not move someone with major injuries. Wait for the emergency medics.
- Contact the injured person’s parent/guardian.
- Complete an incident/accident report form.
- Send a copy of the Accident Report Form to England Netball as soon as possible.
- An accident report is completed and filed for future reference, as this may be requested in the event of a claim. We would recommend that a designated person within your organisation is made responsible to record any reportable accident/incident. Records must be kept for at least six years, and longer where it involves a person under the age of 18 years. Names and addresses of any possible witnesses should also be recorded. Current legislation does not specify the format of an accident register but the Accident Book BI 510 obtainable from HMSO is frequently used and is approved by the Information Commissioner for D&A Compliance. The register must contain the following information relating to all reportable accidents or dangerous occurrences:
- Date and time of accident
- As regards a person at work – full name; occupation; nature of injury; age
- As regards a person not at work – full name; status [e.g. customer]; nature of injury; age
- Place where accident occurred
- A brief description of the circumstances
- Method by which the event was reported
You must report every claim and any incident that is likely to give rise to a claim in the future.
To report an incident, please contact Howden:
Kirsty McNamara – 0121 698 8040 / email@example.com
Karen Stewart – firstname.lastname@example.org