RIDDOR stands for Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 RIDDOR requires deaths and injuries to be reported only when: There has been an accident which caused the injury The accident was work-related The injury is of a type which is reportable The HSE defines an ‘accident’ as: In relation to RIDDOR, an accident is a separate, identifiable, unintended […]
Category: Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
RIDDOR or Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations apply to all workplaces. They relate to reporting accidents and near misses.
Correct accident records must be kept and held in accordance with the Data Protection Act. All accidents and incidents are reported no matter how small. This is a legal requirement.
There is also a requirement to notify the HSE of some incidents and accidents that happen in the workplace. Deaths and major injuries must be reported immediately, and injuries that involve more than 3 days off work must be reported within 10 days. These are reported on F2508 forms, and workplace ill health should be on form F2508a.
The HSE defines ‘reportable’ injuries as:
The following injuries are reportable under RIDDOR when they result from a work-related accident:
- The death of any person (Regulation 6)
- Specified Injuries to workers (Regulation 4)
- Injuries to workers which result in their incapacitation for more than 7 days (Regulation 4)
- Injuries to non-workers which result in them being taken directly to a hospital for treatment, or specified injuries to non-workers which occur on hospital premises. (Regulation 5)
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