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Recording and reporting incidents on the school premises

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Last updated on 17 November 2017
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What are the rules on reporting accidents on the school site? As employers, schools are required to keep an accident book and report certain incidents to the HSE. We explain the rules and address some questions about injuries to staff and pupils. We also look at schools' policies and procedures.

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  1. 1 Requirements
  2. 2 Responsibility for recording
  3. 3 Deciding whether to record incidents
  4. 4 Electronic records
  5. 5 When to report to the HSE
  6. 6 Schools' reporting arrangements

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