If a person, whether a worker or not, has been critically injured or killed at the workplace, the employer must immediately notify the Ministry of Labour, the joint
health and safety committee (or health and safety representative) and the union, if there is one. This notice must be by telephone or other direct means. [section 51(1)].
If an accident, explosion or fire occurs, or if there is an incident of workplace violence, and a worker is disabled or requires medical attention, the employer must notify the joint health and safety committee (or health and safety representative) and the union, if any, within four days of the incident. This notice must be in writing and must contain any prescribed information [section 52(1)]. If required by an inspector, this notice must also be given to a director of the Ministry of Labour.
EHS Zone provides an impartial and thorough accident investigation service. We will assist you with the reporting of health and safety incidents relating to your organization. When investigating an accident it is not our intention to allocate blame, but to thoroughly examine the direct and indirect causes of the accident with a view to avoiding a recurrence.
The investigation includes area inspection, interviews with the injured person (if possible), witnesses and supervisors and task / operation observations. At the end of the evaluation a final report containing the root cause analysis and recommendations to avoid future occurrences is submitted.
Customers also receive as of the EHS Zone Safety Policy system, an incident report blank form to be used if wished in future occurrences. Customer can also request accident investigation training for area supervisors and joint health and safety committee.