Reporting adverse events is important
It's really important that staff, students and visitors to our campuses report any adverse events, so that we can put measures in place to prevent recurrences.
Adverse events are defined as:
- Accident: an event that results in injury, ill health or damage to the environment;
- Near miss: an event that does not cause any harm, but had the potential to cause injury, ill health (including dangerous occurrences) or damage to the environment;
- Undesired circumstance: a set of conditions or circumstances that have the potential to cause injury or ill health or damage to the environment. For example untrained lab technicians handling chemicals.
- Dangerous occurrence: one of a number of specific, reportable adverse events, as defined in the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
If you've experienced an adverse event, please complete the below form. If you have any queries, don't hesitate to contact our dedicated Health and Safety team.