Accidents at work
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).
The HSE has produced a brief guide to the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
See www.hse.gov.uk for further information about reporting accidents