Reporting accidents, injuries and occupational illness in the workplace allows organisations and authorities to learn how to identify and handle risks. Reports can inform future policy at both a local and national level.
In the UK, the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) decrees how and when people must report specified “reportable instances” to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local government authorities. This course provides an overview of RIDDOR from both a theoretical and practical perspective.
You Will Learn
- What RIDDOR is, its scope and the general criteria that determine whether an incident is reportable.
- The types of injuries you must report under RIDDOR including burns, amputations and “over-seven-day” injuries
- The occupational diseases and dangers you must report, including carpal tunnel syndrome, RSI and “near-misses”
- Who should make a RIDDOR report, how to file a report and the time frame in which you must submit the report
Benefits of Taking This Course
- If you are an employer, you will benefit from acquiring a background knowledge of RIDDOR because it covers all businesses and work activities
- If you are responsible for health and safety-related matters at work, knowing the key points contained within RIDDOR will give you the confidence to judge whether an incident is reportable
- If you are interested in occupational health, this course will give you a useful insight into how UK authorities investigate accidents, injuries and near-misses in the workplace
- This course will help you complete timely, useful reports in the event that a reportable incident occurs in your workplace
Who can take the RIDDOR Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 4 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 4 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the RIDDOR Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.