The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013 requires employers to report and keep records of certain categories of incidents that take place. These include any work-related incident where there is:
- a fatality
- a specified serious injury as detailed in the RIDDOR regulations
- an industrial disease as detailed in the RIDDOR regulations
- any injury resulting in an employee being incapacitated for more than seven consecutive work days from their normal duties
- certain dangerous occurrences
- any injury to a person who is not at work, such as a member of the public or student, which are caused by an accident at work and which results in the person being taken to hospital from the site for treatment
Reports of these types of incidents are made to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities by the Safety Office within prescribed timeframes as defined in these regulations.
Additionally, RIDDOR regulations also require employers to keep records of incidents that result in employees being incapacitated for over 3 days from their normal duties. These incidents, however, do not need to be reported to the HSE.
Find out more about the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013.