SHE Near Miss (or Dangerous Occurrence)
An incident that could have caused injury to people, harm to the environment or damage to STFC property.
An incident in which a safe system of work hasn't been adhered to, but has not resulted in actual incident.
|Any near miss incident or dangerous occurrence.
For example: shelf collapse; falling objects; out of date lifting equipment used for lifts; pressurised equipment out of inspection date; reckless driving/speeding on site; failure of smoke alarm during test, failure to follow maintenance schedule for safety alarms
Incident resulting in damage to a hire car; equipment explosion; FLT collision with building
|Any incident with wider learning for the STFC.
Any incident in which people have been exposed to radiation beyond the lowest action level defined in any local rules.
|Any Dangerous Occurrence reportable under RIDDOR.
Those incidents (injuries, near misses, vehicle incidents, fire incidents) that did, or had the reasonable potential to, result in significant and permanent harm to staff, contractors, tenants, users, visitors at STFC sites or for staff while travelling and working on Council business away from STFC sites.Any incident with the real potential to have caused a major SHE incident, see below, or be reported to the HSE, under RIDDOR, or to the Environment Agency.
For example potential: overturn of a FLT, scaffold collapse, uncontrolled release of chemicals to surface water drains collected at outfall, failure to danger of radiation protection interlocks.
Damage to any equipment, vehicle or building resulting in more than £50K of damage.
Any explosion that results in the attendance of the emergency services.
Any incident in which people have been exposed to radiation beyond the investigation level defined in any local rules or above any statutory limits.
Incident where a person suffers harm as a result of an incident at work, or when travelling on Council business, which requires medical treatment from Occupational Health, Emergency Services, First Aider or external Medical Staff.
Note: work related injuries resulting in more than 7 days absence is by definition RIDDOR reportable and must be reported to SHE Group
For example: slips, trips and falls; paper cut; sports injuries.
|Injury requiring medical treatment beyond the capability of local First Aiders.
||See SoPS definition above
Any incident in which people have been exposed to radiation above any statutory limits.
Occupational Ill Health
An abnormal condition or disorder of a person, caused by exposure to environmental factors associated with Council employment. It includes acute and chronic illnesses or diseases that may be caused by inhalation, absorption, ingestion or direct contact.
|All occupational ill health incidents are classed as SoPS.
Any ill health reportable under RIDDOR.
Any occupational disease or illness which results in identifiable permanent damage.
For example: vibration white finger; hearing loss; asbestosis; certain radiation induced cancers; legionella; musculo-skeletal disorders.
An incident that caused damage to the environment.
For example: unauthorised releases to aqueous drainage systems - trade waste or surface water drainage, unauthorised gaseous releases, unauthorised disposal of solid waste, miss-classification of disposed solid waste.
|Any environmental incident.
||Incident causing a release contained within the site boundary, or having only limited effect in the environment outside STFC sites.
||A breach in environmental consents/authorisations - requiring a report to the Environment Agency (EA) and/or EA formal investigation/enforcement action;
Aqueous or gaseous emissions escaping off-site causing alarm and/or damage or the attendance of emergency services;
Incidents resulting in significant public or media concern;
Permanent environmental damage to STFC sites.
Any uncontrolled combustion, or suspected combustion - smoke, flames, sparks, fumes - manually or automatically extinguished by staff or fire brigade.
|Smouldering material - generating smoke without flame, requiring use of fire extinguisher/water, automated or manual, to extinguish.
For example: smouldering ash trays
|Fires, flames, requiring use of fire extinguisher/water, automated or manual, to extinguish.
Fire generally contained within a single room/area.
|Fire/explosion requiring site or external/local authority Emergency Service assistance to extinguish.
Fires that extend beyond the confines of a single room/laboratory or in fire escapes - stairwells.
A complaint received by the STFC , either directly or forwarded from neighbouring establishments, from members of the public or from official/regulatory bodies relating to STFC activity.
For example: noise complaints; traffic complaints; light pollution; noxious smells.
|Any complaint that may attract adverse local media coverage.
||Any justified external complaint that has or could have resulted in action by a regulatory body.
Any complaint that may attract adverse national media coverage.