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Safety and Security

Report an incident/near miss

How to report an incident/near miss


If you need immediate help

  • In an emergency, always call 911 first (9-911 from a campus phone)

Tell the appropriate person

Notify your work supervisor or instructor about the incident as soon as possible after it happens.


Submit a Safety & Security incident form

Fill in and submit a Safety & Security incident report form within 24 hours. A copy of the form will be sent to your supervisor and EHS.

Types of incidents to report

  • A first-aid incident
  • An injury from a traffic accident
  • Illness from exposure to a substance on campus
  • A "near-miss" that could easily have caused harm
  • An accident or injury during a UFV field trip
  • A threat, assault, or other violence
  • Theft or vandalism
  • Suspicious activity


Report an incident/near miss


If you are a student and you have experienced sexual violence or disruptive behaviours within the UFV community, please visit the Safe Student Community website. It provides information and reporting forms that will help you access support quickly.


Incident reporting at UFV

Submitting an incident report is crucial. It’s a way to capture the details of an incident while they’re still fresh in everyone’s mind. A report allows the Safety & Security team to investigate, follow up, and prevent future incidents. If you need time off, compensation, or accommodations after the incident, the report will help support your claim.

A serious incident might involve a major injury or death, a fire or explosion that had the potential to harm people, a structural or equipment collapse, or the major release of a hazardous substance. In the event of a serious injury, call for appropriate emergency services, then notify security so they can secure the scene.  Security is to notify the Safety & Security department immediately who will notify WorkSafeBC as necessary.

Steps for supervisors:

  • Call Security 1-855-239-7654 and ask them to contact Safety & Security.
  • Safety & Security will work with you to report the incident to Worksafe BC.

When you submit an incident report, your supervisor and the manager of Environmental Health & Safety will review it.

In the case of injuries requiring medical attention, the EHS Manager or a Health & Disability coordinator will contact you to support you.

Certain incidents require investigation to prevent recurrence, and you may also be contacted to participate in these investigations.

Please contact ehs@ufv.ca with any questions.

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