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.
When any serious accident occurs WorkSafe New Zealand must be notified immediately. We advise you not to disturb the scene unless there is the risk of further injury.
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.