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Lewis Preedy

Health & Safety Consultant

Accident Investigation and RIDDOR

Hand injury getting bandaged

In 2020/2021 there were 51,211 non-fatal injuries and 142 fatal injuries to employees reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (generally referred to as RIDDOR). This covers work-related incidents where it results in a reportable injury.

As an employer, you can have the correct procedures and assessments in place and things can still go awry especially considering the human factors involved. It is vital that Risk Assessments are reviewed and updated on a regular basis, as well as when an incident has occurred that involves the risks or hazards the assessment covers.

Following a reportable incident you must make a report to the HSE within 10 days (or within 15 if the incident leads to a 7 day or more absence from work). If the incident is not reportable, this doesn’t mean that your responsibilities end there. A thorough accident investigation is key in discovering any patterns or trends within your organisation.

Our Health & Safety Consultants can carry out Accident Investigation training at your premises; at our offices; at an external venue of your choice; or virtually.  Effective safety training isn’t about reciting regulations and laws so we make potentially dull courses interesting, engaging and relevant and we back it up with real life anecdotes and examples. We cover the legislation (including RIDDOR) and employer’s duties, common causes of accidents and things to watch out for, and a complete how-to guide to accident investigation.

The training will ensure employees feel confident in their role in accident investigations, their responsibilities and how to ensure that they get the job done in an effective, thorough and practical way.

Need something bespoke that addresses your internal policies and procedures? Our courses can be tailored to cover your organisations’ processes and procedures.

Get in touch with us today to discuss how we can help your organisation.

Our content is correct at the date of publishing, but should not be taken as legal advice, and our articles don’t replace Risk Assessments. Armour will not be held accountable for any legal actions the reader may take.