RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013

Employers, the self-employed and individuals in control of work premises are responsible persons for the purpose of “Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences” under the regulations and are responsible for submitting reports to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

Members of the public, injured persons and their representatives are unfortunately unable to use the RIDDOR reporting system.

If someone has died or has been injured due to a work-related accident then this may have to be reported. Not all accidents need to be reported only those that are work related and fall within a specific type.

RIDDOR reportable incident types

Reportable incident types under the regulations include:

  1. The death (fatality) of any person at work (with the exception of suicide). Acts of physical violence to a worker must be reported.
  2. Specified injuries to workers
    • Fractures (other than to fingers, thumbs and toes)
    • Amputations
    • Any injury likely to lead to permanent loss of sight or a reduction in vision
    • Any crush injury to the head or torso causing damage to the brain or internal organs
    • Serious burns (including scalding) that cover more than 10% of the body or causes significant damage to the eyes, respiratory system or any other vital organ
    • Any scalping injury requiring hospital treatment
    • Any loss of consciousness as a result of asphyxia or a head injury
    • Any injury as a result of working in a confined space that leads to hypothermia or heat-induced illness; or required resuscitation or admittance to hospital for more than 24 hours.
  3. Incapacitation of a worker for more than seven days. If an employee or a self-employed individual is away from work, or unable to perform their normal work duties for more than seven consecutive days (excluding the day of the accident) as a result of the injury then it must be reported.
  4. Certain occupational diseases must be reported including:
  5. Dangerous occurrences – are certain, specified near-miss events. Not all events are reportable but detailed guidance is shown on the HSE website
  6. If someone has died, lost consciousness or been taken to hospital as a result of a gas incident.

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