Bassetlaw District Council receives notifications of reportable accidents and incidents that are work related.
Some of those notifications will require further investigation. The form of this investigation will vary depending upon circumstances. It may be as simple as the employer or injured person being contacted for further information about the circumstances of the accident or incident or it may require on site investigations or inspection.
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) is the law that requires employers and anyone else with responsibility for health and safety within a workplace, to report and keep records of:-
- work-related deaths;
- serious injuries;
- cases of diagnosed industrial disease; and
- certain 'dangerous occurrences' (near miss accidents)
From 6 April 2012, the over-three-day reporting requirement for people injured at work has changed. The trigger point has increased from over three days’ to over seven days’ incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened, but including weekends and rest days). The deadline by which the over-seven-day injury must be reported has also increased to fifteen days from the day of the accident.
Incapacitation means that the worker is absent or is unable to do work that they would reasonably be expected to do as part of their normal work.
Employers and others with responsibilities under RIDDOR must still keep a record of all over-three day-injuries. If the employer has to keep an accident book, then this record will also be treated as a record for the purposes of RIDDOR.
Last Updated on Thursday, September 3, 2020