The RIDDOR place a legal duty on employers, self-employed people and people in control of premises to report work-related death, major injuries or over three-day injuries, work related diseases, and dangerous occurrences.
It is legal requirements to report incidents and ill health at work and the information gathered enables the Health & Safety Executive and other agencies to gather the information about how and why risks arise and to investigate serious incidents.
If you are an employer, you must report any work0related deaths, injuries, cases of disease, or near misses involving your employees whenever they are working by reporting the incidents as soon as possible. If you are self-employed and you are working in someone else’s premises and suffer either a major injury or an over-three-day injury, then the person in control of the premises will be responsible for reporting, so, where possible, you should make sure they know about it.
If you are an employee that has been injured at work, seen a dangerous occurrence, or your doctor has certified that you have a work related reportable disease, you must inform your employer or the person of the premises as it is their responsibility to report the incident.
Health and Safety (first-aid) regulations (1981)
The health and safety regulations 1981 set out the essential aspects of first aid that employers have to address. Employers have a legal duty to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work; it doesn’t matter whether the injury or illness is caused by the work they do, what is important is that they receive immediate attention and that an ambulance is called in serious cases.
Duty of employer to make provision for first aid-
An employer must make sure the appropriate equipment and facilities are provided if his employees are injured or become ill at work.
First-aiders and any necessary training programmes(this included a list of those people who have received a certificate from an authorised training body- certificates are normally valid for at least one year)
Employers should provide a first aid room or rooms where the assessment of first-aid needs identifies this as necessary. The first aid rom should contain essential first-aid facilities and equipment, be easily accessible to stretchers and be clearly signposted and identified, if possible, the rom should be reserved exclusively for giving first aid.
First aid rooms should:
Be large enough to hold medical couch, with enough space at each side for people to work, a chair and any necessary additional equipment.
Have washable surfaces and adequate heating, ventilation, and lighting.
Be kept clean,…