Accidents should be reported because:


·         The law requires some specific types of accidents to be reported to the Enforcing Authorities.

·         The University Safety Policy requires all accidents and near misses to be reported.

·         It enables investigations so as to prevent further accidents.

·         Reports enable the University to identify trends.


All hazards, risks, accidents, incidents and “near misses” are to be reported to the University Safety Office (USO) using the forms provided (link: ). This must be done as soon as is practicable after the incident, with follow-up reports being used in the event of further information becoming available.

Prepared by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ekşioğlu / April 2015