The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985, commonly known as 'RIDDOR', require a 'responsible person'; to notify the enforcing authority when a person dies, or sustains any injuries or specific medical conditions, or when a dangerous occurrence takes place in connection with a work activity.
The Regulations set out the specific injuries which are reportable including fractures, amputation, decompression sickness and others.
All employees should use the recommended documentation e.g. Incident Forms to record incidents. These may vary depending on your work place and can be obtained from your line manager.
Employees should be familiar with the process, documentation, and where this is kept as part of their Induction to maintain good practice and safety for everyone.
A list of the dangerous occurrences reportable under RIDDOR is provided in Schedule 1 of the Regulations, while a second schedule sets out Reportable Diseases under RIDDOR.
Please speak to your line manager if you need to gain further information in relation to the above statement.
For more information please visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/index.htm