Investigate accidents properly by asking these six types of questions
Investigating is all about asking the right questions. Your investigation must cover all of the right bases. But there are a lot of bases to cover.
To ensure you cover everything, ask these six types of questions
When you do an incident investigation, ask these six types of questionsIf there's an accident at your workplace, you must do a proper incident investigation. The investigation's accident report is important for workers compensation and future incident management.
To ensure you do a proper investigation, ask:
- Suffered an injury;
- Saw the accident;
- Was working with the employee that had the accident; and
- Was involved?
- Was the injury;
- Was your employee doing when they had their accident; and
- Equipment was the person using?
- Did the incident happen;
- Did your employee start the work they were doing;
- Did their manager tell them to do the task; and
- Did their manager last check how they were doing?
By covering these six types of questions during your investigations, you'll be able to prevent other accidents in future.