Reporting accidents, injuries and occupational illness in the workplace allows organisations and authorities to learn how to identify and handle risks. Reports can inform future policy at both a local and national level.
In the UK, the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) decrees how and when people must report specified “reportable instances” to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local government authorities. This course provides an overview of RIDDOR from both a theoretical and practical perspective.
- What RIDDOR is, its scope and the general criteria that determine whether an incident is reportable.
- The types of injuries you must report under RIDDOR including burns, amputations and “over-seven-day” injuries
- The occupational diseases and dangers you must report, including carpal tunnel syndrome, RSI and “near-misses”
- Who should make a RIDDOR report, how to file a report and the time frame in which you must submit the report