RIDDOR is the law that requires employers, and other people in charge of work premises, to report and keep records of:
Work-related accidents which cause deaths.
Work-related accidents which cause certain serious injuries (reportable injuries).
Diagnosed cases of certain industrial diseases
Certain ‘dangerous occurrences’ (incidents with the potential to cause harm)
What is the purpose of RIDDOR?
RIDDOR are health and safety regulations that apply to the majority of all workplaces. It helps the UK governmental department, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to keep a record of work-related incidents.
If employers ignore RIDDOR and fail to report incidents, they are breaking the law.
What You Should Report:
- Workplace deaths (excluding suicide).
- Injuries that result in an employee being off work (or unable to complete their normal work duties) for seven consecutive days.
- Incidents involving members of the public being injured and taken to hospital.
RIDDOR is a legal requirement.
What are your big questions? Do you know how to report an incident and the timeframe you have?
You can read more about it here www.hse.gov.uk/riddor – the form will guide you through and goes directly to the RIDDOR database.