Accident & Dangerous Occurrence Investigation

Should you be unfortunate enough to suffer a major accident as described in Regulations 4.1; 5; 6 of The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) or incident as described in Schedule 2 of the regulations, we will carry out an investigation on your behalf.

Please note upon confirmation of your membership status these investigations which do not exceed 8 hours work in total (including the production of our report) will be included within your membership package, any time spent in excess of this limit will be charged at the rate of £95.00 + VAT per hour.  Any other category of accident or incident can still be investigated but is chargeable throughout.

We will prepare a written report based on our investigation which is confidential between yourselves and The Building Safety Group, although a copy may be requested by the HSE.  If the HSE do demand a copy of the accident investigation report and we are subsequently requested to provide copies to third parties in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, we will oppose this under Section 4.1 of the Act in order that members are not discouraged from taking advantage of this valuable accident investigation service.

The investigation procedure
  • The five steps include a series of numbered questions and form part of the Event Analysis carried out on all investigations
  • Step one gathering the information
  • Step two analysing the information
  • Step three Identifying suitable risk control measures
  • Step four the action plan and its implementation
  • Step five the report is collated then checked by our peer review team and administered at our office

A comprehensive investigation requires a methodical, structured approach to information gathering, collation and analysis and are formulated with the guidance provided by the HSE (HSG 245) and the report will include investigation, analysis, research, peer review and report administration as part of this procedure.

The analysis is objective and unbiased and identifies the sequence of events and conditions that led up to the adverse event. The report also identifies the immediate and underlying causes, with an emphasis on the root cause which is an initiating event or failing from which all other causes or failings occur.

Root causes are generally management, planning or organisational failings.

The findings of the investigation will form the basis of an action plan to prevent the accident or incident from happening again and for improving overall management of risk. These findings will also point to areas of your risk assessments that need to be reviewed. This link with risk assessment(s) is a legal duty.

Contact us for further details about this service.