Record Keeping

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Record Keeping

A record must be kept of any reportable injury, disease or dangerous occurence for 3 years from date of the incident.

If a reportable injury, this should include:

  • name and occupation of employee affected
  • name and status (e.g. service user, visitor) of non-employee affected
  • brief description of circumstances
  • date and method of report to enforcing authority

Necessary to have an accident report for the following reasons:

  • meet requirements of the law
  • if further info is needed by professional care workers
  • Incase the accidentee's condition worsens
  • If legal action is taken
  • to inform relatives 
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