So the data contained in the National dataset is not biased towards more serious events, it is important that you report any:
- Adverse Outcome with an Actual Severity of 1 or greater; and
- Near Miss with a Potential Severity of 2 or greater.
Rate the Actual Severity of the incident in terms of the actual outcome of the event.
|Severity Rating||Actual Severity|
|0||No impact||Requires no treatment.|
|1||Minor||Requires localised care (non- evacuation) with short term effects.|
|2||Moderate||Requires ongoing care (localised or external, i.e. evacuation or not) with short to medium term effects.|
|3||Serious||Requires timely external care (evacuation) with medium to long term effects.|
|4||Severe||Requires urgent emergency assistance with long term effects.|
|5||Critical||Requires urgent emergency assistance with serious ongoing long term effects.|
Rate the Potential Severity of the incident in terms of the worst possible outcome, given the scenario.
|Severity Rating||Definition for Potential Severity Ratings|
|0||No impact||An incident where the potential outcome has a negligible consequence.|
|1||Minor||An incident where the potential outcome to risks has a low consequence.|
|2||Moderate||An incident where the potential outcome to risks can cause moderate injuries or illnesses.|
|3||Serious||An incident where the potential outcome to risks encountered is such that it may cause major irreversible damage or threaten life.|
|4||Severe||An incident where the potential outcome to risks encountered is certain death.|