Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Can be completed in 15-20 minutes
- Includes downloadable Accident Report Form
- Clear and easy to follow
- Provides certificate on completion
- CPD & RoSPA approved
- Helps you to meet the requirements of RIDDOR (2013)
- Refresher course available
Accident Reporting Training Course Contents
1. The background of accident reporting
This section looks at the importance of keeping accident records. It includes information about Accident Books and data protection laws. It also explains what RIDDOR is and its relevance to accident reporting.
2. What should be recorded?
This short section looks at what MUST be recorded, and what COULD be put in your Accident Book, depending on what level of reporting your organisation uses.
3. Reporting an accident
This final section is all about completing a report. It explains what information might be needed and suggests things that might be included in the report that you may not have thought about.
Test & Certificate
This Accident Reporting Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislation relating to Accident Reporting
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations or RIDDOR (2013) states that employers require "responsible persons" to report accidents, major injuries, dangerous occurrences and even death in the workplace. See a more detailed list here - types of reportable incidents in the workplace.
Breaching regulations is a crime and can result in a hefty fine.
What is meant by the term 'Work-related'?
RIDDOR only requires you to report accidents if they happen ‘out of or in connection with work’. The fact that there is an accident at work premises does not, in itself, mean that the accident is work-related – the work activity itself must contribute to the accident. An accident is ‘work-related’ if any of the followings played a significant role:
- The way in which the work was carried out.
- Any machinery, plant, substances or equipment used for the work or
- The condition of the site or premises where the accident happened.