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Managing Health at Work Partnership Information Network (PIN) Guideline

Published: 20 Feb 2003

This Guideline emphasises the need for employers to promote and support employee health and wellbeing and includes sections on issues that affect the health and safety of staff in their everyday work.

Managing Health at Work Partnership Information Network (PIN) Guideline
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MANAGING HEALTH AT WORK

APPENDIX 9.E
Incident grading matrix (Example)

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Examples of how to categorise and grade incidents

Score

Description

Consequences

Objectives

Cost

Clinical Impact

Schedule

Reputation

1

None

Minimal Impact No service disruption

Minimal financial loss, <10k

No obvious harm/injury

Minimal

No interest to the press Internal

2

Minor

Minor impact on service provision

Moderate financial loss 10-50k

First aid treatment Non-permanent harm up to 1 month

Increased level of care/length of stay1-7 days

Some public embarrassment No damage to reputation or standing in the community

3

Moderate

Service objectives partially achievable

Significant financial loss50-100k

Medical treatment required Semi-permanent harm up to 1 year

Increased level of care/length of stay 8-15 days Pressure on service provision

Local adverse public embarrassment leading to limited damage Local MP interest or SEHD Legal implications

4

Major

Significant impact on service provision

Major financial loss100-1M

Extensive Injury Major permanent harm

Increased level of care/length of stay>15 days Temporary service closure

National adverse publicity Major loss of confidence in organisation

5

Catastrophic

Unable to function Inability to fulfil corporate obligations

Severe financial loss >1M

Death

Extended service closure

Highly Damaging International adverse publicity Severe loss of public confidence Court Enforcement Public Accounts Committee Enquiry