As discussed in our previous blog, incident reporting is important to prioritize as a business owner. With many rules and regulations in place to ensure that businesses take precautions for their employees, it’s pertinent that businesses do everything they can to protect themselves from litigation and unnecessary fines and claims by maintaining up-to-date and accurate information about incidents. If your company does not already have an incident reporting form, it is imperative that you compose one as soon as possible, and implement policies that ensure that your employees fill them out in the event of any incidents. To work to your best advantage, your incident report form must include certain details that will ensure it’s worth.
Essential components of an incident report
When composing an incident report form, there are certain essential components you should be sure to include which we have listed below.
- A summary of the incident, including essential information such as the date, time, location, and involved parties
- Any relevant letters or memos
- Any other relevant documents
- Notes from meetings
- Relevant performance evaluations
- Any other documents that demonstrate the problem, such as interviews, witness statements, etc.
Once you have composed your incident report form, it’s important to keep your incident reports organized and up to date. One easy way to keep incident reporting organized is through our incident management software, Presynct_OnDemand. When you use Presynct, you can keep the incident report forms your company currently uses and keep it organized in a cloud-based incident management software.