Part of RIDDOR
What is it?
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences regulations 2013
What should be reported?
If someone has died or has been injured because of a work related accident this may have to be reported
- not all need to be
- BUT certain gas incidents DO need to be
Only required if work related
Results in an injury of a type that is reportable
- fractures to major bones (not fingers or toes)
- injuries resulting in permanent loss or reduction in sight
- crush injury causing brain or internal organ damage
- serious burns >10%
- hypo or hyperthermia
- requires rests or admittance to hospital for >24 hr
- person off for >7days
- non fatal accidents to members of public where the injury requires immediate transport to hospital and treatment (not simply tests and examination)
- Occupational diseases
- hand or forearm cramp
- occupational asthma
- occupational cancer
- occupational exposure to a biological agent
- Dangerous occurrences
- eg collapse of load bearing lifts or lifting equipment, equipment coming into contact with overhead power lines, release of substance which could cause injury
Who should report?
- An employer or person in control of premises
- If self employed, person in control of the premises should report (either you or the person you are working for)
- Not appropriate for injured persons, members of the public or others who do not have duties under RIDDOR to use this mechanism – should contact HSE directly for advice/ consult their website
- If you are concerned that it may not be reported by the organisation, it is possible to phone the HSE and discuss your concerns with them.