RIDDOR is an abbreviation of Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. It puts duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses).
Only ‘responsible persons’ including employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises should submit reports under RIDDOR. As an employer you must report any work-related deaths, and certain work-related injuries, cases of disease, and near misses involving your employees wherever they are working. If you are in control of premises e.g. a site manager, you must do the same but report dangerous occurrences/near misses that occur on your premises.
For most types of incidents, including:
- Accidents resulting in the death of any person.
- Accidents resulting in specified injuries to workers. Types of reportable injuries are available here http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/reportable-incidents.htm.
- Non-fatal accidents requiring hospital treatment to non-workers.
- Dangerous occurrences.
The responsible person must notify the enforcing authority without delay. You can do this by reporting online which is the easiest way. For fatal accidents or resulting in specified injuries to workers only, you can phone 0345 300 9923. A report must be received within 10 days of the incident happening. For accidents resulting in the over-seven-day incapacitation of a worker, you must notify the enforcing authority within 15 days of the incident, using the appropriate online form.
If you are wanting to make a RIDDOR report, you can go to the HSE website and they have forms for different types including injury reports, dangerous occurrences, disease reports etc.
Most of the information was taken from the HSE website. http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/
Watch our video on RIDDOR here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=546Sp7Nud7U