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Incident reporting is an important part of risk management here at the DOC and in Outdoor Programs.  
 
Incident reporting is an important part of risk management here at the DOC and in Outdoor Programs.  
  
If any incident occurs on an official program, or even on a semi-official program or at a facility, please report it immediately.  
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If any incident occurs on an official program or at a facility, please report it immediately. We also want to hear about this type of problem at non-official outings and events involving related activities and personnel, so as to better inform our practice.
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An incident is:
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*any injury or medical condition arising or worsening on a trip/activity that requires leaders to treat or otherwise engage with it multiple times.
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*as above, requiring any form of professional medical care
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*any situation which requires that a participant be evacuated from a trip or miss activity hours
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*any situation in which a trip is dramatically altered because of an unsafe condition.
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A Near Miss is:
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*An unsafe condition or situation in which no property was damaged and no personal injury was sustained, but where, given a slight shift in time or position, damage or injury easily could have occurred
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*Unsafe acts or behaviour by participants or leaders which did not lead to injury but where such was only narrowly avoided.
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Remember that [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_miss_(safety) Near Misses] are just as important to report as incidents.
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3. Notify Safety and Security at (603) 646-3333:
 
3. Notify Safety and Security at (603) 646-3333:
 
*Have ready: victim's name/class, date, time, place, and nature of problem  
 
*Have ready: victim's name/class, date, time, place, and nature of problem  
*Safety and Security will contact an OPO staff member  
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*Safety and Security will contact an OP staff member  
*Stay by phone until contacted by an OPO or College representative  
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*Stay by phone until contacted by an OP or College representative  
 
*If the problem is solved, call back to cancel!
 
*If the problem is solved, call back to cancel!
  
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If it is a vehicle accident, download and fill out [http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rmi/documentsprotect/automobileaccident.doc| the vehicle accident report form]
 
If it is a vehicle accident, download and fill out [http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rmi/documentsprotect/automobileaccident.doc| the vehicle accident report form]
 
 
Remember that [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_miss_(safety) Near Misses] are just as important to report as incidents.
 

Revision as of 18:12, 3 April 2019

Incident reporting is an important part of risk management here at the DOC and in Outdoor Programs.

If any incident occurs on an official program or at a facility, please report it immediately. We also want to hear about this type of problem at non-official outings and events involving related activities and personnel, so as to better inform our practice.


An incident is:

  • any injury or medical condition arising or worsening on a trip/activity that requires leaders to treat or otherwise engage with it multiple times.
  • as above, requiring any form of professional medical care
  • any situation which requires that a participant be evacuated from a trip or miss activity hours
  • any situation in which a trip is dramatically altered because of an unsafe condition.

A Near Miss is:

  • An unsafe condition or situation in which no property was damaged and no personal injury was sustained, but where, given a slight shift in time or position, damage or injury easily could have occurred
  • Unsafe acts or behaviour by participants or leaders which did not lead to injury but where such was only narrowly avoided.

Remember that Near Misses are just as important to report as incidents.



DOC/OPO Emergencies—Level 1

If death occurred or medical care will be required; If there was a structure/forest fire affecting the trip; If there is a missing person with potential for search or serious injury; If there has been a near-miss with high likelihood of accident in the near future involving injury to you or others; then:

1. Secure the scene and prevent further accident/injury.

2. Apply first aid if required; call 911 if life-threatening.

3. Notify Safety and Security at (603) 646-3333:

  • Have ready: victim's name/class, date, time, place, and nature of problem
  • Safety and Security will contact an OP staff member
  • Stay by phone until contacted by an OP or College representative
  • If the problem is solved, call back to cancel!

Download the Incident Report Form and submit it to OPO.

If it is a vehicle accident, download and fill out the vehicle accident report form


DOC/OPO Emergencies—Level 2

If not a Level 1 incident; and If there is property damage/loss in excess of $500, or If there is any damage to another vehicle; then:


Call Safety and Security at (603) 646-4000 within 24 hours.

Download the Incident Report Form and submit it to OPO.

If it is a vehicle accident, download and fill out the vehicle accident report form


DOC/OPO Emergencies—Level 3

If not a Level 1 or Level 2 incident; and If you need to treat an injury more than once; or If there is any damage to College equipment in excess of $50; or If anyone was unexpectedly separated from the group for excessive time; or If a near miss happened what would be worth noting for the record; then

Download the Incident Report Form and submit it to OPO.

If it is a vehicle accident, download and fill out the vehicle accident report form