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2nd Edition

Tolley's Workplace Accident Handbook

Edited By

Mark Tyler

ISBN 9780750681513
Published July 11, 2007 by Routledge
462 Pages

USD $69.95

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Book Description

Occupational safety and health management theory is now rightly focused on pro-activity, risk assessment and management. But it remains important that organizations know what they need to do when accidents happen, both to comply with legislation and to extract all the information from the incident to improve their health and safety management.

Tolley’s Workplace Accident Handbook presents in a single volume what needs to be done when an accident occurs – from emergency procedures and legal reporting requirements through to formal investigations and possible legal proceedings. In this new edition, chapters on first aid and accident investigation reports have been added and the rehabilitation chapter has been updated to cover the latest insurance industry initiatives. The Handbook also shows how to learn from the accident data gathered and how to implement recommendations into a company's health and safety management system. The text is supported by checklists, case studies and ready-to-use forms and templates.

Health and Safety practitioners in all industries will find this Handbook is packed full of practical and legal advice. It will also be of use to lawyers dealing with accident claims, insurance risk managers, emergency planning, first aid, and enforcement officers, as well as to students on health and safety and specialist accident investigation courses.

Mark Tyler is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and a leading Solicitor in the area of health and safety law who has worked on numerous high profile cases such as rail crashes and legionnaires disease. His expertise is supplemented with the practical knowledge of other experts in their individual subject areas.

Table of Contents


Ch. 1: Introduction - Mark Tyler
Rationales for management focus on accidents
Trends and targets
Risk management
Accountability or compensation culture?

Ch. 2: Accident causation - Lauren Thomas
Definitions and terminology
Early theories of accident causation
Human error
Organisational accidents
System accidents
Organisational resilience

Ch. 3: Compliance with legislation - Mark Tyler and Hannah Wilson
Overview of health and safety law
Liability insurance
Records of insurance policies
Accident and emergency management
Legal requirement for procedures for serious and imminent danger and danger areas
First aid
Legal compliance checklist

Ch. 4: First aid - Amanda Jenkins
The rationale behind first aid requirements
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, Approved Code of Practice and Guidance L74 (referred to hereafter as ACoP L74)
Appointing people
Overview of training courses
Facilities and equipment
Keeping records of first aid administration
Informing employees of arrangements
First aid for the care of the public
Policy review and the future of first aid course structures
The role of appointed persons
Sources of further information on first aid at work
Legal compliance checklist

Ch. 5: Legal aspects of reporting and investigating accidents - Mark Tyler
Obligations on workers to report accidents and dangerous situations
Duties on employers and others to notify and report accidents
Other reporting requirements
Evaluation and investigation of accidents
Rights of access and disclosure of accident records and related information
Disclosure in civil proceedings
Legal compliance checklist

Ch. 6: Formal accident investigations - Mark Tyler, Alexander Green, Greg Gordon
Health and safety inspectors’ investigatory powers
Enforcement notices
Overlapping police investigations in fatal accident cases
Powers of the HSC to direct investigations and inquiries
Coroners’ inquests (England and Wales)
Fatal accident inquiries (Scotland)
Facing health and safety investigations: checklist

Ch. 7: Rehabilitation of the injured worker and managing the people aspects of an accident - Dr Olivia Carlton
General introduction
Rehabilitation in the employment context
Immediate aftermath of an accident
First few days after the accident
The management of the injured person
Compensation claims and the Rehabilitation Code
Checklist for planning to return to work

Ch. 8: Legal processes - Mark Tyler, Kajal Sharma, Alexander Green, Greg Gordon
Offences and penalties
The prosecution process
Civil liability and compensation claims
Causes of action

Ch. 9: Investigating workplace accidents - Lauren Thomas
The basic principles of accident investigation
Developing an accident investigation procedure
Investigative interviewing
Investigative analysis
Writing reports and recommendations
Monitoring, dissemination and feedback

Ch. 10: Management tools: accident data and performance monitoring - Mark Tyler
Recording accident data
Reviews of accident investigations
Measuring health and safety performance
Measuring performance: the bigger picture
Setting targets
Annual reporting
The costs of accidents
Checklist for monitoring accident data

Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments

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