RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995.
If you are an employee it is worthwhile knowing that your employer is legally obliged to provide a system of recording accidents in the workplace. All employers should know about RIDDOR.
Accidents at work happen every day and it is, therefore, important that the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has regulations in place to make sure all incidents are recorded.
The type of accident recording will vary depending on the sector you are in. Catering, hospitality, the care profession and the manufacturing industry all have different requirements when it comes to recording health and safety incidents.
If your workplace employs more than 10 people then there must be an accident book available to record incidents. Owners of quarries, factories and mines must also have an accident book available.
The injuries which should be recorded are:
- Near miss accidents
- 7-day injuries (which means the person who has suffered an injury cannot carry on with full-time duties for 7 days
- Diseases e.g. asbestosis
What your employer must do
If you have had an accident at work then your employer should provide the means to record such information. In the case of compensation, this information can be called upon and used as evidence if required.
An accident book can take many different forms including a written record, a computer database, or a file. The information required is the date and time of the incident, date of the recording, name of the individual who had the accident and a description of the accident. All of the above must all be reported within 10 days.
Jefferies can help you with your accident at work claim
Jefferies Solicitors has a team of personal injury lawyers dedicated to working with people who have suffered accidents in the workplace. If you have had an accident because your employer has neglected its duties then you may be able to pursue a claim for accident at work compensation. Please call us today on 0800 342 3206.
Have You Had An Accident At Work?
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