The Adventures of RIDDOR

The Adventures of RIDDOR
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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!

Who should take this course

Only 'responsible persons' including employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises should submit reports under RIDDOR. A responsible person might be a Head Teacher (as opposed to the Caretaker), a Principal Contractor, The Client or a site supervisor, office manager or a even a Landlord. Members of the public do not need to RIDDOR. If a member of the public goes to hospital only as a precaution and they have no reported injuries, it does not need to be logged under RIDDOR.

Why should I take this course

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.

After taking this training, you should be able to

  • 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

Duration: 5 minutes