Definition: Other accidents outside the company
Accidents that have occurred within the premises of a company other than the one that employs the victim should also be regarded as an accident at work. Such activities include all kind of meetings and services which takes place outside the premises of the company provided that the victim is still in the course of work. This includes also the following examples:
- accidents that occur in the course of meetings or visits out of the company;
- accidents during the delivery of goods on customers' premises (company or private individual) or while carrying out other services such as repairing, maintenance, errands, etc. on clients' premises;
- more permanent secondments in another company, or during activities at home which are in the course of work;
- accidents caused by other work activities not related to the course of the victims work activities, etc. .
In summary, all the accidents corresponding to all risks the employed person is exposed to in the course of his/her work are included in the ESAW (European Statistics on Accidents at Work) methodology. This applies not only to the specific risks he is exposed to in the premises of the employer, but also the risks outside the premises which he can be exposed to in the course of work, for example on public highways, means of transport or risks caused by third parties. This is irrespective of whether or not his employer can prevent or reduce partially, the level of these risks outside his own premises.
Eurostat, "European statistics on accidents at work - Methodology", 1998 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1999, p.6