Are your accident reports completed correctly and RIDDOR reported where appropriate?


Are accident records available and are being used correctly and RIDDOR completed where appropriate?

Reason for This Question

Accident records and a reporting procedure must be in place and is a legal requirement under HASAWA and RIDDOR.

Possible Answers

Red: No accident report forms being completed for accidents. RIDDOR not completed where necessary
Amber: Accident reports being completed but insufficient information recorded
Green: Accident records up to date and RIDDOR compliant

Common Issues

  • No appropriate form of recording accidents was in existence
  • Insufficient accident information

Fail Rate

36.11%% of businesses failed this question based on our sample data.

How to Stay Compliant

Ensure an accident log book or electronic system is in place for recording accidents. Report any accidents that meet RIDDOR requirements to the HSE.

Additional Information

What is RIDDOR?

RIDDOR is the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995.

Employers, the self-employed and the ones in control of premises are required by law to report specified workplace incidents, for example work-related deaths, major injuries, 7-day injuries (those causing greater than seven day’s inability to carry out normal duties), work related diseases, and dangerous occurrences (near miss accidents).

In cases of a reportable death, specified injury, or dangerous occurrence, you must notify the enforcing authority without delay. You must report within 10 days of the incident. Over-seven-day injuries must be reported within 15 days of the incident.

Our Solutions

Accident reporting and tracking are available as part of the PYRAMID™ Online Risk Management System. DDS International can also do RIDDOR accident reporting on your behalf as part of our Health and Safety Management System packages.

This post is part of the “Focus on Health and Safety Audit Questions” series.