What is Riddor & What are Riddor Employers Responsibilities?
Accidents at work can happen, even with the best control measures in place. Should something occur with one of your employees, the accident may become reportable. Accidents that happen at work, if deemed reportable, need to be reported to RIDDOR.
What is RIDDOR? Riddor Employers & Employees Responsibilities for Reporting of Injuries Diseases
RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. Under these regulations, employers, self-employed people and anyone who is in control of a business premises are legally required to report specific workplace incidents. This also includes reports on non-consensual violence to employees whilst they are working.
Employers Responsibilities Under Riddor: What needs to be reported?
- Deaths and Injuries: If someone had died or been injured because of a work-related accident, this may need to be reported. Not all accidents need to be reported, except certain gas incidents, a RIDDOR report is only required when:
- The accident is work-related
- It results in an injury type that is reportable.
What are the Types of Reportable Injury Under Riddor?
The death of any person: All deaths to workers and non-workers, except for suicides must be reported if they arise from a work-related accident, including an act of physical violence to a worker.
Reporting Injuries Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences: Employees Responsibilities
- Fractures, other than to fingers, thumbs and toes
- 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:
- Covers more than 10% of the body
- Causes significant damage to the eyes, respiratory system, or other vital organs
- Any scalping requiring hospital treatment
- Any loss of consciousness caused by head injury or asphyxia
- Any other injury arising from working in an enclosed space which:
- leads to hypothermia or heat-induced illness
- requires resuscitation or admittance to hospital for more than 24 hours
Over-seven-day incapacitation of a worker:
Accidents must be reported where they result in an employee or self-employed person being away from work, or unable to perform their normal work duties, for more than seven consecutive days as the result of their injury. This seven-day period does not include the day of the accident but does include weekends and rest days. The report must be made within 15 days of the accident.
Over-three-day incapacitation: Accidents must be recorded, but not reported where they result in a worker being incapacitated for more than three consecutive days.
Non-fatal accidents to non-workers (e.g. members of the public): Accidents to members of the public or others who are not at work must be reported if they result in an injury and the person is taken directly from the scene of the accident to hospital for treatment to that injury. Examinations and diagnostic tests do not constitute ‘treatment’ in such circumstances. There is no need to report incidents where people are taken to hospital purely as a precaution when no injury is apparent.
Other areas that may need reporting
In some circumstances, some occupational diseases and dangerous occurrences also need to be reported to RIDDOR. It’s a legal requirement for employers and self-employers’ person’s to report these.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome;
- Severe cramp of the hand or forearm;
- Occupational dermatitis;
- Hand-arm vibration syndrome;
- Occupational asthma;
- Tendonitis or tenosynovitis of the hand or forearm;
- Any occupational cancer;
- Any disease attributed to an occupational exposure to a biological agent.
Dangerous occurrences are certain, specified near-miss events. Not all such events require reporting. There are 27 categories of dangerous occurrences that are relevant to most workplaces, for example:
- 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.
The Avensure Health & Safety team are happy to talk you through the health and safety procedures businesses need to have in place, so please contact us if you want to discuss your health and safety needs in more detail. Please quote your Client Account Number on all correspondence and telephone calls. 24-hour client advice line: 0800 151 2935.
Riddor Employers Responsibilities FAQs
What are the responsibilities of the employer to protect the staff from injury?
Employers are responsible for protecting their staff from injury. This includes ensuring that the workplace is safe and that employees are not exposed to hazards that could lead to injury. Employers must also take measures to prevent accidents from happening in the first place, by creating a safe work environment and enforcing safety protocols. Under the law employers must ensure the health and safety of staff and the prevention of injuries and disease by various means. Including providing first aid training and supplies. Providing information on risk factors, safe and adequate equipment, training, and supervision.
What are the responsibilities of the employer and employee?
Employers must provide their employee an opportunity to work and ensure that their employer can find this. Then the person has the tools for the task. Employers should pay employee’s pay and benefits agreed upon and provide vacations, paid holidays and other kinds of holidays.
Which of these are part of the employer responsibilities under RIDDOR?
Riddor is a UK employment law system that was designed to improve the workplace by making sure employers are following certain rules and regulations. Some of the responsibilities that employers under Riddor must adhere to include providing a safe and healthy work environment, paying fair wages, and providing workers with proper training. Employers are legally responsible for protecting employees’ health and safety. As part of your obligations, you have to perform risk evaluations in the workplace for reducing or eliminating risks to your employees.
What are your responsibilities as an employee?
As an employee, you are responsible for upholding the company’s values and policies. You are also expected to be an active member of the team, contribute to discussions, and be respectful to your colleagues. It is important to be proactive and stay up-to-date on changes to company policies so you can be an effective communicator and team player. The main responsibility of employees is to be responsible for the safety of others. cooperate to ensure the safety and quality of the work of the employer, and will ensure you get the proper training.
What obligations do employers have to their employees?
Employers have a number of obligations to their employees, including providing a safe and healthy work environment, providing a fair wage, and ensuring that employees are properly trained. Employers must also provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities and must provide notice and a chance for employees to comment on proposed changes to the workplace. Provide workplaces without known hazards and comply with OSH laws. Obtain workplace information and ensure compliance with applicable OSHA rules and requirements. Keep employees safe when using and maintaining these tools.