What is RIDDOR?
RIDDOR is the law that requires employers, and other people in control of work
premises, to report and keep records of:
- work-related accidents which cause death;
- work-related accidents which cause certain serious injuries (reportable injuries);
- diagnosed cases of certain industrial diseases; and
- certain ‘dangerous occurrences’ (incidents with the potential to cause harm).
There are also special requirements for gas incidents (see ‘Reportable gas incidents’).
The HSE provide further guidance on RIDDOR, here is the link to their leaflet which provides a far more detailed overview of the requirement. HSE RIDDOR Guidance
Incidents do occur within the workplace, however they are often fortunately not subject to RIDDOR reporting. Whilst our software will report RIDDOR to the HSE if required, incidents mainly take the form of near misses and minor incidents which also need to be recorded by the employer.
Injuries resulting in over 7 consecutive days (not counting the day of the accident) away from work are also subject to RIDDOR reporting. Our software will track the incident, informing incident managers of changes through incident update or closure. Simple, effective and fully compliant.
Understanding root cause is also important in any business and with iProtectu software you can perform this analysis, review trends and make necessary corrective actions when required. The software enables the business to complete all initial detail and to update with photography and attachments as documentation become available for more complex incidents. With metrics, reporting and management tools you will always be informed of incidents in your business. Informed decisions lead to better control of hazards in the workplace, analysis and reporting prevent recurrence.
To find out more about our fully integrated incident management system please get in touch.