Manual Forms: Witness Statement
Witness statements (HS5F3) assist to put the pieces together during an investigation offering different perspectives on what actually occurred.
These must be completed for all Serious Events and also for any Non-Serious Events where there has been injury and/or property damage that is moderate or above or the potential to cause serious harm or serious property damage.
This should be done by ALL people who were involved and/or witnessed the incident.
Forms can be completed with the assistance of a team mate or manager but should be signed by the witness to confirm it is in their own words, true and correct.
Don’t expect someone who is seriously injured and/or in pain to fill out a form immediately. Take verbal notes if they are able or wait till a more appropriate time.