Here you will find information for Northumberland County Council employees including health and safety, staff induction, human resources and e-learning.
NEW Accident, Near Miss and Violent Incident Logging System (ANVIL)
On 1 April 2018 a new incident reporting system was introduced across all NCC services (other than Schools, which will be able to access the system later in the year). A new e-form replaced the paper forms ‘Accident/Near Miss Form (ACC1)’ and the ‘Violent Incident Report Form (VI)’ which had been in use for a number of years. A Health and Safety Bulletin provides further information and includes links to updated policies.
Please note that any incident occuring on or after 1 April 2018 should be recorded via ANVIL; any incidents recorded and submitted to the Corporate Health and Safety Team on the ACC1/VI forms will be returned with a request to log the incident on ANVIL.
To comply with data security requirements, to access the ANVIL e-form you must be on the NCC network in an NCC building or have an NCC device, such as a laptop or tablet, with direct access to the network. If using a chromebook, you will need to be in the Citrix group.
Schools should continue to report incidents via the ACC1/VI form until further notice.
To log an incident via ANVIL please select the link below:
LOG AN INCIDENT VIA ANVIL (NOT FOR USE BY SCHOOLS)
A training video on completion of the form is also available:
ACCESS VIDEO TRAINING MODULE
If you have any questions regarding the use of the e-form, please contact your Health and Safety Advisor or any member of the Corporate Health and Safety Team on 01670 623854. If you require assistance with access, or have a technical issue with using the e-form, please log a help desk call with the NCC IT Department.
Incident Reporting in Schools
Schools should continue to record incidents on the forms provided below. Please note, managers must complete the signatory section to confirm they have viewed the form.
Guidance documents for Schools
Please refer to the relevant guidance documents provided below:
Statutory reporting to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
The council has a duty to report certain injuries and incidents to the health and safety executive, under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. The forms for reporting incidents online to the HSE can be accessed by clicking the necessary link:
Risk assessment forms: templates and guidance
Provided below are an assortment of blank risk assessment forms and guidance documents on how to complete these.
General risk assessments
Below are a range of general risk assessments to assist managers in completing risk assessments, the content of which should be added to and edited as required.
School risk assessments
The risk assessments below are relevant to activities in all schools. The content should be added to and edited as required.
Safeguarding and security self-help kit for schools
Staying safe while using social media
To help keep you safe online, staff who use social media are encouraged to complete the training module ‘getting started using social media’, which is available to access via the council’s learning together e-learning system.
Important issues that have been the subject of a safety bulletin issued by the corporate health and safety team are listed below:
Where can I purchase the poster?
It is available from various bookshops, health and safety executive books, and the supplies team, who are the council’s stationary supplier. No central budget is available to fund this. Leaflets and pocket cards can be downloaded, free, by clicking this link.
Once your new poster has arrived, you should add the names of the health and safety representatives and health and safety contacts.
Health and safety representatives
This should include the contact details of any staff health and safety representatives
Other health and safety contacts
The contact details for the corporate health and safety team should be added:
Principal Accountant (Pensions)
Finance - Corporate Resources
Tel: 01670 620146
Scheme member representatives:
The Firefighter’s Pension Scheme 2015 came into force on 1 April 2015.
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