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    HOW HSE DECIDES WHICH INCIDENTS TO INVESTIGATE

    HSE Incident Selection Criteria (ISC) to be updated and published

    Thousands of injury, disease and dangerous occurrence reports are received by HSE each year. Since 2001 a formal Incident Selection Criteria (ISC) has been used by HSE Inspectors to determine which reported incidents will be investigated.

    The aim is to direct HSE resources towards investigation of the “most serious circumstances in accordance with HSE’s Enforcement Policy Statement (EPS)”.

    Criteria for 2010 onwards simplified

    In June 2010 the HSE Board considered new criteria for 2010 onwards. The criteria for selection for investigation of RIDDOR notifications are to be simplified. The requirements likely to affect the construction sector require investigation of:

    Fatalities: all fatalities as a result of an incident arising out of or in connection with work activities excluding suicides and deaths from natural causes.

    Injuries:  to all persons irrespective of cause that meet the following conditions:

    • amputations of digit(s) past the first joint;
    • amputation of hand/arm or foot/leg;
    • serious multiple fractures (more than one bone, not including wrist or ankle);
    • crush injuries leading to internal organ damage, e.g. ruptured spleen;
    • head injuries involving loss of consciousness;
    • burns and scalds covering more than 10% of the surface area of the body;
    • permanent blinding of one or both eyes;
    • any degree of scalping; and
    • asphyxiations.

    Major Injuries: (as defined in RIDDOR) arising from working in a confined space or an electrical incident;

    Diseases: all reports of cases of occupational disease which meet the criteria of reportability under RIDDOR, except those arising from circumstances/situations which have already been investigated;

    Serious Breach:  of health and safety law including incidents likely to give rise to serious public concern where, in accordance with the Enforcement Management Model, the national enforcement expectation would determine a notice or a prosecution;

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