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

Course Description

This course aims to raise awareness of the RIDDOR Regulations and the procedures for reporting accidents to comply with RIDDOR. Attendees will also learn about accident investigation.

Attendees will learn how to effectively investigate incidents ensuring that the most appropriate data is collected and collated to prevent recurrence of that type of incident.


Learning Outcomes

After this half day course attendees will:

• Have an awareness of RIDDOR

• Understand their responsibilities for reporting under the RIDDOR Regulations

• Be able to complete F2508 Reporting Forms

• Be able to state the definition of an accident

• Discuss legal procedures in relation to industrial accidents

• Discuss factors contributing to accidents

Topics covered include:

Notification and Reporting Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences
• Types of injury which must be reported immediately
• Dangerous occurrences which must be reported immediately
• Type of injury which must be reported within 7 days
• Types of occupational diseases which must be reported
• Reporting of gas incidents
• Requirements for keeping specified records
• Restrictions to the application of RIDDOR
• Defences for an offence contravening the Regulations

Factors Contributing to Accident
• Types of accidents
• Organisational factors
• Human factors
• Job factors

Accident Costs
• Legal
• Moral
• Economic

Accident Investigation
• Why investigate?
• Techniques of investigation
• 6 steps to accident investigation the Investigation report



Attendees will be asked to look at Case Studies, complete a RIDDOR Form (F2508) and discuss how they would conduct an investigation of the accident.

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