RIDDOR is the reporting of an accident or incident that has occurred. It actually stands for Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous, Occurrences, Regulations or RIDDOR for short. RIDDOR is a legal requirement for the responsible person to record and report certain work-related illnesses and injuries and this short video shows you how!
General Audience / All Levels
- Understand what RIDDOR means and where to use it
- Know where to go to make a report
- Know who’s responsible for reporting
- Understand why RIDDOR exists
- Ensure that risks are addressed and kept to a minimum
- Understand specific injuries
- Understand occupational diseases
- Understand dangerous occurrences
- Understand gas incidents
Safety first! In practice, RIDDOR promotes health and safety in the workplace, which helps to prevent accidents.
RIDDOR places duties onto employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises to report
certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences. It is a piece of
UK health and safety legislation. It applies to all ‘responsible persons’ and requires them to correctly report and keep a record of certain injuries and incidents that happen at work. Therefore, as an employer or someone in a
position of authority, it is important that you know exactly what the law says.