Here you will find information for Northumberland County Council employees including health and safety, staff induction, human resources and e-learning.
A new e-form has replaced the ‘Accident/Near Miss Form (ACC1)’ and the ‘Violent Incident Report Form (VI)’ which have been in use across Northumberland County Council (NCC) for a number of years.
To benefit from the full functionality of the new system, and to comply with NCC data security requirements, to access the 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 use Citrix. This also applies to NHS Managers who are required to authorise forms involving NCC staff or service users. 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 on 01670 627004.
You can report an incident via the links below.
If you have NCC network access please use this link:
REPORT AN INCIDENT ON ANVIL - all NCC establishments, including schools with NCC network access, should use this link to report an incident. This option includes a facility for a Manager to authorise a report prior to submission to the Corporate Health and Safety Team. Any Academies which have NCC network access may also use this link to access this facility, although please note that certain fields may not autopopulate.
If you DO NOT have NCC network access please use this link:
REPORT AN INCIDENT ON ANVIL- Academies and other schools with no NCC network access should use this link. The Manager authorisation function is not available via this option; this is due to NCC data security requirements.
ANVIL TRAINING VIDEO - updated October 2018
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.
Further information on the move to the ANVIL system (which was introduced to schools on 1 October 2018) can be found via the Health and Safety Bulletin 2018-05. The previous report forms, Accident Report Form (ACC1) and Violent Incident Report Form (VI) will be available below for a short period of time, to allow schools to report incidents which occurred prior to 1 October 2018
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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