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RIDDOR Reporting

RIDDOR mandates reporting serious work-related accidents, diseases, and near misses for workplace safety.

When to Report Under RIDDOR

Includes specified injuries, deaths, and injuries lasting more than 7 days.

Injuries Requiring Reporting

Includes specified injuries, deaths, and injuries lasting more than 7 days.

Public and Non-Worker Injuries

Report injuries to the public and non-workers if hospital treatment is needed.

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RIDDOR's Reportable Injuries

List of injuries and scenarios requiring RIDDOR reporting for compliance.

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RIDDOR Reporting

RIDDOR covers reporting various occupational diseases and dangerous occurrences, including COVID-19 exposure.

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Reportable Diseases Under RIDDOR

Includes work-related conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Occupational Asthma.

Dangerous Occurrences Reporting

Report incidents like equipment failures and substance releases under RIDDOR.

COVID-19 as a Dangerous Occurrence

Report work-related COVID-19 exposures as a dangerous occurrence.

Reporting Process for RIDDOR

How to make a RIDDOR report online for occurrences and diseases.

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Why Testing is Important

Reportable diseases

These are listed under sections 8 and 9 of the regulations. The types of diseases include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from the use of percussive or vibrating tools
  • Cramp in hand or forearm from prolonged periods of repetitive movement of fingers, hands or arms
  • Occupational dermatitis from exposure to known skin sensitisers or vibrating tools or materials
  • Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) Syndrome from regular use of percussive or vibrating tools or materials
  • Occupational asthma from exposure to respiratory sensitisers
  • Tendonitis or tenosynovitis in the hand or forearm from frequent repetitive movements
  • Diagnosis of cancer attributed to occupational exposure
  • Any disease attributed to occupational exposure to biological agents

Reportable dangerous occurrences

There are several types of dangerous occurrences that require reporting under RIDDOR. These include:

  • The collapse, overturning or failure of load-bearing parts of lifts and lifting equipment
  • Plant or equipment coming into contact with overhead power lines
  • The accidental release of any substance which could cause injury to any person
  • Electrical incidents causing fire or explosion
  • Failure of pressure systems (specified circumstances and parameters)
  • and more

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What to report:

Dangerous occurrences

Read about RIDDOR regulation 7, Schedule 2 – Section 10 on legislation.gov.uk

If something happens at work which results in (or could result in) the release or escape of coronavirus you must report this as a dangerous occurrence. An example of a dangerous occurrence would be a lab worker accidentally smashing a glass vial containing coronavirus, leading to people being exposed.

Cases of disease:

  • Exposure to a biological agent
  • Read about RIDDOR regulation 9 (b) on legislation.gov.uk.

If there is reasonable evidence that someone diagnosed with COVID-19 was likely exposed because of their work you must report this as an exposure to a biological agent using the case of disease report. An example of a work-related exposure to coronavirus would be a health care professional who is diagnosed with COVID-19 after treating patients with COVID-19.

How to report:

  • Make a RIDDOR report Online
  • Report a dangerous occurrence.
  • Report a case of disease: exposure to a biological agent.

How can Agility Risk & Compliance help you:

Agility Risk & Compliance can help you determine if there is reasonable evidence that someone diagnosed with COVID-19 was likely exposed at their place of work and if you are required to report it.

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