Accidents, Incidents and Near Misses
All accidents, incidents and near misses must be investigated. The reason for this is to prevent a reoccurrence, not to apportion blame.
WorkSafe New Zealand may conduct an investigation of their own. Their findings will be presented as evidence in court should a prosecution occur. It is illegal under the current legislation to insure against fines.
If a serious accident occurs WorkSafe New Zealand must be notified immediately. Do not disturb the scene unless there is the risk of further injury.
Our Accident Investigation Support
- Provides an independent review of the incident by a qualified investigator
- Brings a balanced viewpoint to an often very stressful situation for all parties
- Assists in developing actions to prevent re-occurrence
- Our experience is that the results of a competent accident investigation can make a significant difference to the outcome