What is a reportable dangerous occurrence?

What is a reportable dangerous occurrence?

Where the failure of an item of electrical equipment (including as a result of accidental damage) results in a fire or explosion, the failure is reportable as a dangerous occurrence if the equipment concerned is rendered unusable for over 24 hours, or if the occurrence was one with the potential to cause the death of …

What is meant by a dangerous occurrence?

dangerous occurrence means a readily identifiable event, with potential to cause an injury, or disease to persons at work or the public; Sample 1.

What is the difference between a near miss and a dangerous occurrence?

You can categorise an incident under two sub-categories: Near miss (which is an internal recordable incident and should be investigated and recorded). Dangerous occurrence which is reportable under RIDDOR and should be reported within 10 days.

What incidents should be reported?

What must be reported?

  • Deaths and injuries caused by workplace accidents.
  • Occupational diseases.
  • Carcinogens mutagens and biological agents.
  • Specified injuries to workers.
  • Dangerous occurrences.
  • Gas incidents.

Why must dangerous occurrences be reported?

Why report and record? Reporting and recording are legal requirements. The report tells the enforcing authorities for occupational health and safety (HSE and local authorities) about serious incidents and cases of disease. This means they can identify where and how risks arise and whether they need to be investigated.

How many reportable dangerous occurrences are there?

Reportable dangerous occurrences There are 27 categories of dangerous occurrences that are relevant to most workplaces.

What timeframe should dangerous occurrences be reported in?

NB: A report must be received within 10 days of the incident. For accidents resulting in the over-seven-day incapacitation of a worker, you must notify the enforcing authority within 15 days of the incident, using the appropriate online form.

Why do dangerous occurrences need to be reported?

What are the 4 types of incidents?

The 4 main incident reports that should be on your list are:

  • Near Miss Reports. Near misses are events where no one was injured, but given a slight change in timing or action, someone could have been.
  • Injury and Lost Time Incident Report.
  • Exposure Incident Report.
  • Sentinel Event Report.

What is the purpose of RIDDOR 1995?

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (1995) places a duty on employers, the self-employed and the ‘Responsible Person (those in control of work premises) to report serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (or ‘near misses’).

Is a broken finger a RIDDOR?

Fractures, other than to fingers, thumbs and toes Self-diagnosed ‘suspected fractures’ are not reportable.