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Accident Investigation


Investigating any accident can be daunting at first, clearly, you wouldn’t want to make mistakes. We will undertake a full investigation and generate a report with recommendations from the findings.

Health and Safety Audits

It’s unfortunate, however, accidents and incidents do occur in the workplace.  The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, regulation 5, requires employers to plan, organise, control, monitor and review their health and safety arrangements, to ensure any and all accidents are formally recognised as such, and also to ensure a proper follow up to minimise the likelihood of a repeat occurrence has taken place.

An essential part of this process is the conduct of health and safety investigations.

A reactive investigation will discover the cause of an accident or incident and figure out what’s being done to prevent it. It can help identify causes that are immediate, underlying, or root. By identifying these contributors and working to eliminate them, you’re able to stop something similar from happening again.

More information regarding accident investigation can be found on the HSE website.

Conducting an accident investigation

Key Principles

Finding the root cause of an accident is vital in ensuring that future prevention is possible. 

Jumping to Conclusions

Never jump to conclusions, the thing that caused the accident or incident is never normally the root cause.

The Five Why's

Always question further, if something happened, ask why. Then ask why again and again until you reach the root cause. This takes experience and skill to consistently get right.

Why Integral Safety?

We can undertake the investigations on your behalf. This follows with a full report, leading to a root cause analysis, recommendations for practise and procedural change, and training of any changes required to all stakeholders.

Next Steps

Integral Safety Ltd can look at your business and advise the best ways that you can not only prevent accidents from occurring but also, monitor your practices to ensure you know when things could be going wrong.

Additionally, we recommend that you let us train some of your team members to become safety mentors. As a result, they become the example of good practice that others will usually follow.

How Can We Help?


We will inspect and examine the incident location and document the relevant evidence


We will thoroughly conduct witness statements and interview any injured parties.


Following the investigation, a full report will be compiled and identify any necessary changes to be made.

A Strong Company Ethic

We always work with the client, the law, and the IOSH Code of Conduct in mind. Our strong company ethic is to ensure regulatory compliance as well a good, simple, honest advice.

The process of embedding a health and safety culture can take time, we will guide, but also take the journey with you. 


Why it is so important to fully investigate accidents and incidents