Category RIDDOR

RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) is a UK regulation requiring employers, the self-employed, and others in control of work premises to report certain workplace incidents. Key points include:

  1. Reportable Incidents: Work-related deaths, major injuries, over-seven-day injuries, work-related diseases, and dangerous occurrences.
  2. Who Must Report: Employers, the self-employed, and responsible persons.
  3. Reporting Methods: Incidents can be reported online, by phone, or via a written form to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
  4. Timescales: Specific timeframes for reporting different types of incidents (e.g., within 10 days for major injuries).
  5. Purpose: To ensure that serious incidents are investigated and to help improve health and safety standards in the workplace.

RIDDOR aims to enhance workplace safety by ensuring that serious incidents are properly documented and addressed.