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The Reporting of Injuries 2012


The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (as amended 2012) - RIDDOR

Clarification on the procedure for reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences to the Enforcing Authority as required by the changes to RIDDOR on 6th April 2012

Regulation 3


(1)        Subject to regulation 10, where –

 (a)     any person dies as a result of an accident arising out of or in connection with work;

 (b)     any person at work suffers a major injury as a result of an accident arising out of or in connection with work;

 (c)     any person not at work suffers an injury as a result of an accident arising out of or in connection with work and that person is taken from the site of the accident to a hospital for treatment in respect of that injury;

 (d)     any person not at work suffers a major injury as a result of an accident arising out of or in connection with work at a hospital; or

 (e)     there is a dangerous occurrence,

 The responsible person shall forthwith notify the relevant enforcing authority thereof by the

 (i)     quickest practicable means; and

 (ii)        within 10 days send a report thereof to the relevant enforcing authority on a form approved for the purposes of this sub-paragraph, unless within that period he makes a report thereof to the Executive by some other means so approved.

 (2)      Subject to regulation 10, where a person at work is incapacitated for work of a kind which he might reasonably be expected to do, either under his contract of employment, or, if there is no such contract, in the normal course of his work, for more than seven consecutive days (excluding the day of the accident but including any days which would not have been working days) because of an injury resulting from an accident arising out of or in connection with work (other than one reportable under paragraph (1)), the responsible person shall as soon as practicable and, in any event, within 15 days of the accident send a report thereof to the relevant enforcing authority on a form approved for the purposes of this regulation, unless within that period he makes a report thereof to the Executive by some other means so approved.

 

To summarise – following initial notification by the quickest practicable means, only over 7-day injuries have the extension to 15 days for sending a report to the relevant Enforcing Authority.

 

All other injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences must have the report forwarded within 10 days.
Info Bite No.103
June 2012