RIDDOR Principles

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The Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. RIDDOR places a legal duty on employers, self-employed people and those in control of premises. These and other important aspects will be covered in this introductory course, it would be beneficial; for new recruits; those taking on extra management responsibilities; as part of an induction programme; as a knowledge refresher and for upskilling of the broader workforce.

A practical awareness of accident reporting is a critical element of health and safety, regardless of industry or commercial sector. This course ensures that the “need to know” aspects of the legal requirements of RIDDOR. It deals with reporting injuries, incidents and occupational diseases in the approved manner.

Key concepts covered include:

  • RIDDOR Basics;
  • Seven Day Injury;
  • Fatalities and Specified Injuries;
  • Occupational Diseases;
  • Statistical review;
  • Reporting Record Keeping;
  • Accident suppression and incident investigation techniques.

In the Course Summary you will find a link to an interactive accident analysis checklist. This can be either printed out and filled in manually or downloaded to complete on your own device. 

Course Progress

You should read each lesson page before progressing through all the associated topics. Click “complete” as you navigate onto the following lessons. After completing all lessons and topics you will reach the test page. To receive a certificate at the end of this course you will be required to sit this short test. This will confirm the awareness you have gained from the major parts of the course.

It is recommended that you keep your own notes as you navigate through the course; in preparation for the 20-question multiple choice test.  You will be able to move back and forth between lessons and topics at any time during the course; and re-read it fully if desired. There is no time limit for reviewing the course. There is a  time constraint for the test of 15 minutes.  The pass mark is 80% and you will be allowed two re-sit opportunites. 

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