For those accidents and dangerous occurrences that are reportable under the provisions of RIDDOR (the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995), this information must be notified to the enforcing authority.
Whether you are HSE or LA-enforced, to make a report, go to www.hse.gov.uk/riddor.
A telephone service can be used to report fatal and major injuries only – call the Incident Contact Centre on 0845 300 9923 (opening hours Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm).
You must also keep a record of the reports you make that are required under RIDDOR. You can do this by:
- keeping a copy of the form;
- recording the incident in the accident book;
- recording the incident electronically.
You also need to enter details of the accident in an accident book. And, you need to decide on the scale of the investigation. Where appropriate, decide who will carry out the investigation, the resources required and brief the investigation team.
Note: The prompt notification of RIDDOR reportable events is a legal requirement. Do not wait until you have carried out a thorough investigation before you report it. Fatalities and major injuries (as defined in RIDDOR) must be reported immediately. Those accidents
where employees have been absent from work (or moved to other duties as a result of the accident) for greater than three days must be reported within ten days of the accident date. Where a death has occurred the police may take charge and they should be notified immediately. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RIDDOR CLICK HERE.
At FutureSure we ensure you have suitable systems in place to record your accidents and near misses and that you have implemented sufficient procedures for accident investigation and reporting. Including documenting RIDDOR reporting and analysing root cause/s of accidents/incidents.
In the unfortunate event of an accident or incident FutureSure can help you ensure that you have investigated thoroughly, identified all risks, analysed the root cause and implemented additional controls to mitigate the risk in future. We can also help you in your reporting to the HSE and in any subsequent investigations by the HSE or other governing body.
Don’t leave it till it’s too late. Make sure you have sufficient systems in place to keep your staff, clients, contractors and other site users are as safe as possible.
Make sure you record all accidents, incidents, near misses and dangerous occurrences and investigate them properly so they are less likely to happen again in future.
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