A vital part of the electricity industry's improvements on health and safety comes from listing and learning from incidents around the industry. The Safety Alerts - Accident & Incident Reports held by the EEA are a comprehensive collation of such incidents available online to members. By submitting accident and incident report/s your organisation is contributing to this valuable information.
There are three ways you can share your safety alerts with the EEA and the electricity supply industry:
1. Online: by filling in an online Incident Reporting form, attaching your safety alert to your message,
2. Email: by forwarding your electronic safety alerts to firstname.lastname@example.org,
3. Template: by using our safety alert reporting template (Word document), then forwarding that through to us at email@example.com.
Our safety alert reporting template is a recent tool we've been preparing with the support of the Safety Standards and Procedures Group (SSPG) and in close relation with the industry. We hope that this tool, through the use of dropdown lists and check boxes options, will help standardise and facilitate high-level information sharing and analysis of serious injury and fatality exposure, significant near misses and other important safety observations in our industry. Information sought in the template includes event type, harm exposure, event mechanism, contributing factors, actions and recommendations.
The use of this new template is optional and does not prevent Members from sharing their safety information by email or through our online form as they have been doing in the past. However we encourage everyone to refer to the template definitions to identify the level of details the EEA would ideally seek for consistent industry analysis.
Please note that the information gathered through such industry sharing is analysed and results in the production of six-monthly reports for Members access only.
Submitting a safety alert
By providing this specific safety incident information you agree to the following terms:
1. This information is provided by you solely for the purpose of improving safety in the electricity industry.
2. You acknowledge that the EEA collects and makes this information available solely to authorised users of the incident reports on the EEA website and industry stakeholders.
3. You warrant that you have checked or assessed the information provided in the incident reports, and warrant its correctness.
4. You acknowledge that the EEA will not check or assess the information provided in the incident reports, and will not warrant its correctness. It is simply making those reports available to the electricity industry via authorised users.
5. You warrant that the full incident report, or any information in it, does not identify any individual or contain such information that makes any individual readily identifiable. You acknowledge that the EEA is entitled to remove the incident report immediately if it is informed that an individual is identified, or it contains such information that makes any individual readily identifiable.
6. You warrant that you have obtained the appropriate permission and/or consent from a person authorised to give such, to include in the report any information which is not your information, and that you have a record of obtaining the appropriate permission and/or consent although the permission and/or consent is not required to be in writing.
7. You acknowledge that the EEA does not accept liability for any information contained in incident reports supplied to the EEA by you.
8. You acknowledge that another person may use this information to help their organisation improve safety by learning from past incidents.
9. If the safety alert references an equipment supplier, the reporting company must share the content of the report with the mentioned equipment supplier before publication on the EEA website.