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What Should I Do After an Accident in the Workplace?

What Should I Do After an Accident in the Workplace?

No matter what type of workplace you work in, RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) legally require you to report applicable work-related illnesses and injuries.

For the incident to be reportable under RIDDOR, the resulting effect on the victim must put them out of work for over 7 days. This must be reported to the correct authority within 15 days of the incident taking place. However, if the incident results in an incapacitation of more than 3 days, the incident doesn’t need to be reported to an authority but must be put on record by the workplace. Simply put, RIDDOR requires that:

  • You must report an incident that results in a 7-day incapacitation to an enforcing authority.
    • This must be reported within 15 days of the time the incident took place.
  • Incidents resulting in a 3-or-more-day incapacitation do not need to be reported to an enforcing authority.
    • These incidents still have to be recorded by the workplace.

You are legally required to have an accident book at work that records the date and details of each incident, including the affected person's full name. Any of the information that you record in your accident book must be GDPR-compliant as it needs to contain various personal details of the affected person. Register your interest in our GDPR Training course to find out what you must do to comply.

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