Reporting an Incident

Incident Reporting & Investigation

U of L Security is the first response team for all Accidents / Incidents on campus.

Security Officers write up Incident Reports for all situations they respond to as well as conduct any follow-up investigations that are deemed necessary.

Immediate notification of all accidents, incidents and near misses is required as per the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Act Regulation & Code to ensure that any health, safety or risk issues are addressed.

Responsibilities and procedures are defined in the Incident Reporting and Investigation Standard.

Accident/Incident Investigation Overview

When an accident/incident occurs on the worksite, the Employee is responsible for reporting it immediately to their Supervisor. It is then the responsibility of the Supervisor to conduct an investigation with the help of the Employee.

It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that all incidents, accidents and near misses are investigated within 3 working days. Supervisors are also responsible for evaluating all recommendations stemming from their investigation including implementation and monitoring of corrective and preventative actions.

Supervisors will submit completed Incident Investigation Reports to Safety Services through the online Safety Reporting system.

The purpose of incident investigation is to determine direct and underlying causes, and implement immediate and long-term corrections in order to prevent re-occurrence.