Industrial Injuries

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support the reporting of workplace injuries.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) provides the national reporting framework necessary for the effective regulation of health and safety at work in Great Britain.

The Regulations require employers and other people in control of work premises to report and keep records of:

  • work-related accidents which cause death;
  • work- related accidents which cause certain serious injuries (reportable injuries);
  • diagnosed cases of certain occupational diseases;
  • certain “dangerous occurrences” (incidents with the potential to cause harm).

The Regulations are made under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and reports are required to be made to the relevant enforcing authority.

Earlier this year, the Regulations were subject to a post-implementation review and the report, published in October 2018, found that the Regulations remain “fit for purpose”.

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