Quick Answer: Who Is Riddor Reported To?

How long do you have to report Riddor?

10 daysNB: A report must be received within 10 days of the incident.

For accidents resulting in the over-seven-day incapacitation of a worker, you must notify the enforcing authority within 15 days of the incident, using the appropriate online form..

Who do Riddor reports go to?

Only ‘responsible persons’ including employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises should submit reports under RIDDOR. If you are an employee (or representative) or a member of the public wishing to report an incident about which you have concerns, please refer to our advice.

What injuries require Riddor reporting?

Major injuries that happen at work are reportable under RIDDOR. The types of injuries include fractures, amputations, serious burns and loss of consciousness.

Who is responsible for reporting incidents?

RIDDOR puts duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses).

What happens if Riddor is not reported?

Failure to report ‘reportable’ accidents is a criminal offence and the responsible person can be sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court with a fine up to £20,000, or in the Crown Court with an unlimited fine. Individuals deemed responsible for non-reporting can also face a period of imprisonment for up to two years.

Why is reporting so important?

Reports will provide important detail that can be used to help develop future forecasts, marketing plans, guide budget planning and improve decision-making. Managers also use business reports to track progress and growth, identify trends or any irregularities that may need further investigation.

Why is it important to report to Riddor?

RIDDOR, then, is in place to keep you and your colleagues safe at work. The legislation is important because it holds employers responsible for negligence or bad working behaviours. In practice, this encourages people to follow health and safety procedures in the workplace, which helps to prevent accidents.

How do I report an incident to HSE?

The quickest way to report a problem is to use our online form and when you submit it you will get an acknowledgement. If you can’t use the form, you can phone us on 0300 003 1647 and we will fill in the form with you. Our lines are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm (on Wednesdays we are open from 10am to 5pm).

Who is exempt from reporting under Riddor?

Reports on the following are not required under RIDDOR: accidents during medical or dental treatment, or during any examination carried out or supervised by a doctor or dentist.

What are the 3 categories reportable under Riddor?

Types of reportable injuryfractures, other than to fingers, thumbs and toes.amputations.any injury likely to lead to permanent loss of sight or reduction in sight.any crush injury to the head or torso causing damage to the brain or internal organs.serious burns (including scalding) which:More items…•

What are the consequences of not reporting an accident?

Employers are legally required to report certain workplace incidents, near-misses and work-related health issues to the Health and Safety Executive via the RIDDOR and if a report is not sent, employers would face a receiving hefty fine.