Near-accidents - University of Borås



The term near-accident refers to a sudden event that could have, but in fact did not, result in personal injury. A near-accident often has the same cause as an accident at work. Thus, it is important that near-accidents are given attention. When a near-accident has occurred you are to recount the course of events on a near-accident form and file it with your School.

A near-accident that did not result in personal injury is not to be reported to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan). Everything else about the near-accident is to be handled as if it was an accident at work.

If a near-accident posed serious danger to someone’s life and health the University (the Head of the School in question) is to report this to the Swedish Work Environment Authority (Section 2 of the Work Environment Act (external link).

It is important for you as a student to report any near-accidents in order for the University to work actively on preventing ill-health and accidents.

Notification of near-accident form (pdf) (unfortunately only in Swedish)

The form is to be sent to the Office of the Registrar, (University of Borås, Registrator, 501 90 Borås, Sweden) that in turn forwards the form to the School in question and sends a copy to HR.