Learn how to comply with RIDDOR Regulations (2013), by knowing how to report workplace accidents, diseases or dangerous occurrences.

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RIDDOR Reporting

This online RIDDOR course explains RIDDOR Regulations 2013 with refer to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences.  Employers, the self-employed and the “Responsible Person” have duties to report and record work-related deaths, certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and other dangerous occurrences.

COVID-19 infections count as a ‘dangerous occurrence’ so under RIDDOR any infections that occur in the workplace must be reported. Reports are made to the Health and Safety Executive.

RIDDOR legislation is important to keep employees safe, and avoid negligence and bad practice in the workplace.  Just as companies should monitor and investigate accidents.  RIDDOR reports enable the UK Health & Safety executive to do the same and refine priorities and regulations accordingly.

In order to comply with RIDDOR regulations, first you must know what should and should not be reported.

When deciding whether to make a report, the “Responsible Person” must make a judgement based on the information available and what the regulations require. This online RIDDOR course provides an understanding of what needs to be reported and how.

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To provide the knowledge needed to comply with RIDDOR regulations.


On completion of this course learners will:

  • Understand accident reporting guidelines
  • Understand the purpose of RIDDOR Regulations
  • Why accidents must be reported
  • Which accidents must be reported
  • Different reports that are required
  • Recent changes and exemptions





It is important to know what occurrences to report, as not reporting a RIDDOR is a criminal offence. This course is suitable for:

  • Employees who require background knowledge of RIDDOR across all sectors and work activities
  • Individuals or teams responsible for health and safety-related matters at work
  • Employers and employees interested in occupational health; this course will give you a useful insight into how UK authorities investigate accidents, injuries and near-misses in the workplace


At the end of the online RIDDOR course there is a 10 questions, multiple choice quiz.  If learners demonstrate their understanding of the course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their completion certificate.  If learners score less then 80%, they can revisit and part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful.  A posted certificate is available for £9.  

The certificate remain valid for 2 years.

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What is RIDDOR?

RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) requires employers to report and keep records of:

  1. Accidents which cause deaths
  2. Accidents which cause certain serious injuries (reportable injuries)
  3. Diagnosed cases of certain industrial diseases
  4. Certain dangerous occurrences (incidents with the potential to cause harm, e.g., near misses)

For Covid-19 cases you should report the following incidents:

  1. An accident or incident at work has, or could have, led to the release or escape of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
  2. A person at work has been diagnosed as having COVID-19 associated with an occupational exposure to coronavirus.
  3. A worker dies as a result of occupational exposure to coronavirus.

In most cases, forms should be completed online via the RIDDOR webpage. However, reports may sometimes be made by telephone.

This online RIDDOR Reporting course will provide the knowledge required to submit a report correctly and to the right timescales.

What are the most common injuries?

In 2019/2020 the most common non-fatal injuries reported under RIDDOR in the UK were (in descending order); trips or falls on the same level, handling lifting or carrying, struck by a moving object, acts of violence and falls from heights.

There are certain work activities that are prone to the diagnosis of certain diseases. For example, when a person’s work involves prolonged periods of repetitive work, there is a possibility they could develop cramp from the hand or the forearm. Occupational dermatitis should also be a concern when a person`s work involves regular exposure to sanitizers. Other occupational diseases include, hand-arm vibration syndrome, occupational asthma, and occupational cancer.

RIDDOR is important for any workplace, for ensuring both compliance and work safety. By being aware of the health and safety risks and keeping an up-to-date record of the occurrences, it helps to create awareness and prevent further incidents in the future.


For further details about this RIDDOR reporting course please email – [email protected]