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Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)

Definition - What does Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) mean?

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) is a Statutory Instrument from the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It regulates the statutory obligation for reporting work-related deaths, injuries, diseases, and dangerous occurrences.

Safeopedia explains Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)

Under this regulation, responsible persons are required to report work-related fatalities, serious injuries resulting from accidents, injuries requiring hospital treatment, injuries arising from in-hospital accidents, and dangerous occurrences. Additionally, the law regulates all reports on poorly installed and dangerous registered gas fitters.

Responsible persons—generally employers—are required under this law to report incidents to the relevant regulating authority. Managers and occupiers of premises can also be responsible persons, in which case they need to notify their employer of all fatal accidents, accidents to non-workers, and accidents that result in the incapacitation of workers.

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