RIDDOR Reporting – Making Sure Your Employees are Safe and Your Business is Compliant

RIDDOR Reporting – Making Sure Your Employees are Safe and Your Business is Compliant

Published February 23, 2022

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Protecting the health and safety of your workforce is more than just compliance, it’s an essential element to business resilience and performance. Managing disparate workforces, internal processes and large numbers of employees, staying on top of records and reporting accidents can be a challenge and has the potential for costly disruptions.

For most businesses, zero accidents and lost working days is the ultimate goal to achieve. Nobody goes to work to get injured. However, the reality in the statistics serves as an apt reminder that we need to do more to prevent workplace injuries, accidents and incidents of ill-health:

  • 693,000 workers sustained injuries in 2019/2020, 111 fatally
  • 32.5 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £16.2 billion cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions

We understand how important it is to make sure your employees are safe at work and that your business is compliant with health and safety at work regulations. Incidents and accidents require immediate analysis and tracking. From reporting a near miss to undertaking a risk assessment, our software and expert teams make it easier and quicker to record, report, analyse and act upon your health and safety data.

As an employer, you must understand your legal responsibility to correctly follow Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) and be able to prove that you have taken steps to prevent similar incidents from happening again. This helps to make sure that employees are kept safe at work, encourages everyone to follow health and safety procedures and make sure your business complies with the law.

Unless incidents are reported and investigated, the risks are likely to remain, with similar incidents occurring in the future. Without the right information and records, it’s difficult to take any action or make recommendations that could potentially prevent incidents and fatal accidents. Employers who fail to comply with RIDDOR can face fines and a possible custodial sentence in the most serious of cases.

We’ve produced a new guide – RIDDOR Reporting Made Simple – as a practical resource and framework on how to comply with accident reporting regulations, which looks at: what RIDDOR means for a business, identifying and reducing risk in the workplace, what injuries, dangerous occurrences and occupational diseases are reportable, the specific RIDDOR information which must be recorded, RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19, the importance of achieving RIDDOR compliance and meeting your reporting requirements. 

Why should you learn about RIDDOR?

  • Drive up employee participation and drive down serious incidents.
  • Achieve compliance.
  • Having visibility of your workplace risks.
  • Keep people safe.
  • Reduce costs.

With over 25 years’ experience, our solutions help businesses to manage workplace incidents and accidents and comply with RIDDOR regulations. Our  Info Exchange software with a 24/7 incident reporting phoneline to support you with all your health and safety reporting requirements.

Author EcoOnline

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