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Question 861 August 2017

When is RIDDOR reportable injury work related?

Please can members share any advice or procedure to help interpret the HSE guidance on when an accident that led to RIDDOR reportable injury is work related.

The HSE guidance (extract below) is quite clear, however inevitably still open to interpretation.

For instance if an employee falls down steps which are in good condition but perceived work time pressures led to lapse of concentration, can that be deemed to be due to how the work was carried out?

Thanks in anticipation.

'The work activity itself must contribute to the accident. An accident is ‘work-related’ if any of the following played a significant role:
• the way the work was carried out
• any machinery, plant, substances or equipment used for the work or
• The condition of the site or premises where the accident happened.'


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