It is recommended that each and every accident or incident be documented for an effective loss control program. In this regard, a standard report form should always be used so that the essential information can be documented and preserved for later use.
Some uses for accident and incident information are:
- Proper claims handling by your insurance company.
- Accident investigation and analysis in order to prevent further accidents.
- Accurate cost accounting for your business.
Form 6.2, Accident Report, at the end of this chapter is an example that can be used for the basic information and can be expanded or changed to fit your company’s needs.