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Accident Incident Investigation

hse_topics_icon_hse_topics_icon_01Reporting an accident can help save lives, reduce the extent of property damage and eliminate/stabilize residual hazards at the scene if there is immediate and proper attention.  Information collected from subsequent investigation is useful to risk assessments and to develop control measures for accident/incident prevention.  Besides, it is a legal requirement to report workplace injuries to the Labour Department (LD) as stipulated under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance, Cap. 282.

For reporting of work-related injury accidents of employees of the University, the concerned department shall notify Human Resources Office (HRO) by completing HR Form 67 as soon as possible, and the form shall reach HRO no later than 4 days after the accident.  A copy of the HR Form 67 shall be copied to HSO under confidential cover.

HRO will report the case to the Labour Department (LD) in accordance with the Employees' Compensation Ordinance, Cap. 282, and HSO will follow up the investigation and consider improvements to prevent re-occurrence.

For reporting of all other kinds of injury accidents or incidents (i.e. apart from work-related injury accidents of employees stated above), the concerned department shall complete HS Form 2 with the endorsement by their Head of Department (HoD).  The form shall reach HSO within 72 hours after the accident/incident happened.  

Examples of the accidents/ incidents are given below.

  • Any injury of staff by accident not arising out of and in the course of employment
  • Any injury accident (including sports injury) involving student, visitor and/or contractor worker
  • Incident of spill of chemical, biological agent and/or radioactive substances
  • Any incident involving the damage of property or equipment which considers to be safety critical
  • A dangerous occurrence (as defined under the Occupational Safety & Health Ordinance, Cap. 509.)

Upon the receipt of the report, HSO will contact the respective department for investigation and/or follow-up.

Related Forms

For other file format of H&S Forms, please refer to H&S Forms webpage under Staff & Student Corner

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Senior Health and Safety Manager
Ir KWOK Fung-wai Raiko


Clerical Officer II
Ms WONG Yuen-yee Doris

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