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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 The background of accident reporting
- 2 What should be recorded?
- 3 Reporting an accident
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.
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.
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.
About this course
This Accident Reporting Training programme is designed for everyone to use. It explains what accident reporting is, why it’s important and what could be included in a report.
It ensures that everyone in your workplace knows how to complete a clear and concise accident report if they’re involved in an accident or incident at work.
It explains how good accident reporting can increase safety at work and it includes a downloadable Accident Report Form which can be used in your workplace for reporting accidents and incidents.
The course is split into three main sections to make it easier to digest and takes roughly between 15 and 20 minutes to complete for your convenience; whilst still covering the essentials of accident reporting.
Prevention is always better than cure. Take a look at our Risk Assessment Training, it could prevent a number of accidents from happening in your workplace.
This eLearning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete the all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation.
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Accident Reporting Training certificate
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Accident Reporting Training course concludes with a 10 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.
What does my certificate include?
Your Accident Reporting Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
126 real user reviews
Would appreciate being able to fast forward the slides after reading the information
Some questions relating to issuing a bank loan, would prefer if catered more to job role.
lots of next clicking
very descriptive and easy to follow. a little more interaction would help concentration and engagement.
Thought the content was common sense.
The content was mostly common sense. The training felt a bit padded out because of this.
good information given
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easy enough to follow
the slides were in a good order and easy enough to follow, however I don't have speakers on my PC so couldn't hear the commentary, I read the statements underneath but had to wait for the video to finish. A read only version would be useful
Easy to use and understand course.
Presented with important information in an engaging and informative way.
Some of the questions were unclear. For example one question had a question 'which incidents are reportable' with a suggested answer 'a day in hospital because of a burn' . It should have said a burn received at work but it was not clear and you had to assume
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
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'?
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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.
Reporting accidents is a vital process for any and all workplaces for two crucial reasons.
Firstly, by recording accidents, employers are able to identify the causes of injuries and illnesses and take steps to remove or control them. After all, a healthy workforce is a productive workforce. Secondly, reporting accidents is a legal requirement. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations require employers to report any workplace injuries and illnesses, failure to do so can lead to a prison sentence and an unlimited fine – not to mention the impact on an organisation’s reputation for ignoring safety legislation.