Incidents and reporting incidents
Reports and measures
Employees and students are responsible for reporting incidents to their Head of Department/eqvivalent. The Head of Department/eqvivalent is responsible for ensuring that the incident is reported, followed up and for implementing relevent measures. The safety representative should be informed of the incident. Reporting of the incident is done on a special form. The incident report is saved at the department for action and for follow-up on results of the measures. A copy of the incident report is sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for statistics.
Reporting incidents is part of working with the systematic work environment at the department/equivalent. By reporting, following up and taking measurse after an incident, we work preventively with the work environment.
- should ensure that serious incidents are reported to the Swedish Work Environment Authority without delay via the webpage anmälarbetsskada.se. There is also an emergency number for the Swedish Work Environment Authority 08-737 15 55.
- are responsible for following up incidents. When an incident has occurred you need to take measures to prevent similar incidents or accidents from happening.
- are responsible for ensuring that the safety representative is informed of the incident.
- are responsible for saving the incident report for the workplace's own documentation and follow-up.
Examples of incidents
Incidents mean an unwanted event or situation that could lead to ill-health or accidents. An incident should be seen as a warning. Examples of incidents are a situation with threats of violence, chemical spillages, a bookshelf that collapses, conflict or negative stress experiences.
Should an employee or a student get injured, a work injury report must be filled out instead. Find out more about work injuries and how to report them at MPs page about work injuries.
For questions or concerns about incidents, contact university's occupational health specialist.