One of the biggest problems at the moment is Royal Mails management failure to record all accidents that are reported. It is the person involved when the accident or Incident occurs who decides if an Erica should be recorded, it is not up to anybody else to decide this. It is the legal right of the person involved to report any such accident or incident. It is not for the employer dictate what is an accident or an incident, or to claim that it may be only be a near miss, but is the decision of the person directly involved only
Therefore, it is not for the manager to decide, but the employee.
The definition of an accident is-
‘ANY UNPLANNED EVENT THAT RESULTS IN INJURY OR ILL HEALTH TO PEOPLE’
If you are having problems getting an Erica completed inform your local CWU rep so we can get involved at the earliest opportunity to resolve this issue.
Posted: 27th February 2018