Definitions for today – What is a dangerous incident

A dangerous incident means an incident in relation to a workplace that exposes a
worker or any other person to a serious risk to a person’s health or safety emanating
from an immediate or imminent exposure to—
(a) an uncontrolled escape, spillage or leakage of a substance; or
(b) an uncontrolled implosion, explosion or fire; or
(c) an uncontrolled escape of gas or steam; or
(d) an uncontrolled escape of a pressurised substance; or
(e) electric shock;

(f) the fall or release from a height of any plant, substance or thing; or
(g) the collapse, overturning, failure or malfunction of, or damage to, any plant
that is required to be authorised for use in accordance with the regulations; or
(h) the collapse or partial collapse of a structure; or
(i) the collapse or failure of an excavation or of any shoring supporting an
excavation; or
(j) the inrush of water, mud or gas in workings, in an underground excavation or
tunnel; or
(k) the interruption of the main system of ventilation in an underground
excavation or tunnel; or
(l) any other event prescribed by the regulations,
but does not include an incident of a prescribed kind.