White Paper on the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)

How to make RIDDOR work for your business

According to data collected by Santia’s health and safety advice lines, the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) are consistently one of the most enquired about aspects of health and safety law.  With even experienced health and safety practitioners getting confused over their requirements, RIDDOR states that the following situations must be reported:

·         Certain ‘specified injuries’;

·         Certain work-related illnesses;

·         Dangerous occurrences (as listed in legislation);

·         Fatal accidents;

·         Certain work-related accidents involving non-employees / members of the public; and

·         Accidents which result in the incapacitation of a worker for more than seven days.

Although seemingly straightforward, this can in practice become a potentially onerous undertaking due to a number of “grey areas” within the legislation (and the factoring in of non-RIDDOR incidents such as minor accidents, theft, most road traffic accidents, property damage etc.).  

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Post date: 16 Aug 2016

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