Accident Investigation Support

When accidents occur in the workplace, it is essential that they are dealt with properly. When an accident occurs you are required to assess risks at work and take practical measures to protect the safety and health of workers. Walker Health and Safety Services offer accident investigation support that assists you in a variety of matters.

Our Accident Investigation Support assessments include;

  • Identifying the factors that led to the incident
  • Determining what changes need to be implemented to stop the issue arising again.
  • With some accidents, it is important to understand who is to blame to protect you, and your business.

All accidents have a cost.

These costs may include:

  • Legal – Fines, personal convictions, enforcement notices etc.
  • Moral – Pain and suffering, mental strain, loss of earning, possible loss of life or life-shortening, effect on families, outside activity persons, cost of repair/replacement of damaged property, plant and/or equipment, cost of loss of production etc.

Benefits of investigating accidents.

  • Identifying the immediate, underlying and root causes allows effective measures to be implemented to prevent a recurrence
  • Gain a better understanding of the risks associated with work activities
  • Reduction in the number of accidents and ill health resulting in financial savings, such as insurance costs

Legal reasons for investigating accidents.

You should investigate accidents for a number of reasons:

  • To ensure you are operating your business within the law.
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires employers to plan, organise, control, monitor and review their health and safety arrangements. Health and safety investigations form an essential part of this process.
  • You are expected to make full disclosure of the circumstances of an accident to the injured parties considering civil legal action. The fear of litigation may make you think it is better not to investigate, but you can’t make things better if you don’t know what went wrong. The fact that you thoroughly investigated an accident and took remedial action to prevent further accidents would demonstrate to a court that your business has a positive attitude to health and safety. Your investigation findings will also provide essential information for your insurers in the event of a claim.

By choosing Walker Health and Safety Services to assist you with your accident investigation, you’re ensuring the process goes as smoothly as possible. With our support you’ll be fully prepared, so you will know what to expect and what your legal obligations are.

If you are interested in the accident investigation support offered by Walker Health and Safety Services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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We have worked with Walker Health and Safety Services for several years. They have provided us with excellent and speedy support and guidance on all matters of health and safety and related matters. We would highly recommend to others, their knowledge, skills, and application in all aspects of company safety.

Harry - Acton Banks
Great service from Emma and what a lovely lady! Carried out our DSE workstation assessments and is happy to come back and check on us once we have our new chairs! Would definitely recommend.

CEL UK - Marie
I can safely say, the service I received from Walker Health and Safety Services was excellent…From the visit to our premises (on Emma's day off!) to the final risk assessment. I was consulted throughout the process, and everything was explained in a way I could understand. It was a very specific assessment that I needed but will definitely use them in the future for risk assessment/health and safety requirements.

The Asylum Venue - Roy
Just about 2 years ago I was looking for an external consultant to help develop and improve our policies and procedures. Our search led us to Emma at Walker Health and Safety Services in the intervening years Emma has consistently delivered timely updates and helpful advice. Added to that 2 very thorough audits with effective feedback and points for improving, Protolabs is delighted to work with Emma and looks forward to many more years of partnership and co-operation I highly recommend this company and its services to anyone.

Protolabs Limited - Alan
Emma and the team at Walker Health and Safety are fantastic to work with. We always get clear and pragmatic advice to make sure we are keeping our staff - and our customers safe. Emma is very knowledgeable and puts the needs of our business first, adapting her practices to suit us - not the other way round! I can't recommend her highly enough!

Jane, Public Relations Stafford
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