Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR 2013)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 10th April 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

In your response to Question 2019/4035 you stated: "The HSE has explained that the Reporting of Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (2013) only apply in the event that vehicle movement is not a factor in the incident which resulted in an injury.” Does this mean the 4,376 incidents of people being injured in collisions involving TfL buses from 1 January 2014 to 30 September 2018 as reported by GMB Union are not in fact reported to the HSE by TfL or its bus operators?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Transport for London (TfL) takes any bus collision very seriously. Through its Vision Zero action plan, it is working to eliminate all incidents of people being killed on or by a bus by 2030.

The Health and Safety Executive does not collect information on road traffic collisions caused by vehicle movement under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR). The relevant section of the Regulations states: “these reporting requirements do not apply where the injury or death of a person arises out of or in connection with the movement of a vehicle on a road.”

However, any injuries involving TfL’s contracted bus operators are recorded in TfL’s own incident reporting and recording system, as well as by the bus operators themselves. This data includes injuries resulting from collisions, as well as those resulting from other circumstances, such as slips, trips and falls. All incidents are investigated, with more serious incidents subject to a formal investigation process. Data on all such incidents is published regularly on TfL’s website.