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Workplace Accident Reporting

 

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) 

 

The law requires certain work-related injuries, diseases and dangerous occurences to be reported to the enforcing authority for health and safety (this may be the local council or the Health and Safety Executive).

 

From 6th April 2012, RIDDOR's over-three-day injury reporting requirement changed. The trigger point has now increased from over three days to over seven days incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened). Incapacitiation is where a worker is unable to work or doing their normal work.

 

You must still keep a record of the accident if the worker has been incapacitated for more than three consecutive days. If you are an employer, who must keep an accident book under the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979, that record will be enough.

 

A new leaflet Reporting accidents and incidents at work explains the change.

 

What needs to be reported?

 

The following incidents need to be reported:

 

  • Work-related accidents 
  • Deaths
  • Major injuries
  • Over-seven day injuries, the report must be made within 15 days of the accident.

 

  • Injuries to people not at work - where a member of the public or person who is not at work has died, or is injured and they are taken from the scene of an accident to hospital for treatment.

 

  • Occupational diseases
  • Dangerous occurrences
  • Gas incidents

 

More details of which incidents are reportable can be found on the HSE website 

 

How to report and accident  

 

The main way to report an accident is on-line via the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website:

 

Online - Report an accident at work (external website)

 

All incidents can be reported on-line but a telephone service remains for reporting fatal or major injuries only:

 

By phone - 0845 300 9923 ( Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm)

 

Completed Accident Report Forms (Form F2508) can be sent via post to:

Incident Contact Centre, Caerphilly Business Park, Caerphilly, CF83 3GG

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

 

Food & Safety Team

Telephone: 01902 696220

Email: env.commercial@sstaffs.gov.uk

 

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