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  1. 1. RIDDOR Health and Safety Advice for Stonemasons Stonemasonry Department 2011
  2. 2. What is RIDDOR? The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) are designed to provide a single set of reporting requirements to all work activities in Great Britain. The regulations are made under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The main purpose of the regulations is to generate reports to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and to local authorities. This allows individual incidents and trends to be examined so that authorities can develop strategies to prevent future injuries and ill health.
  3. 3. What Should be Reported? The following list provides examples of what must be reported under RIDDOR: The death of any person as a result of an accident, whether or not they are at work. Someone who is at work suffers a major injury as a result of an accident. Someone who is not at work (a member of the public) suffers an injury as a result of an accident and is taken from the scene to the hospital. A dangerous occurrence takes place. Someone at work is unable to do the full range of their normal duties for more than seven days as a result of an injury caused by an accident at work. The death of an employee if this occurs some time after a reportable injury which led to the death (not longer than one year afterwards). A person at work suffers a disease provided a doctor diagnoses the disease and the persons job involves an activity which may have caused the disease.
  4. 4. Reporting Responsibilities Any accidents or incidents must be reported by the responsible person. The responsible person is normally the employer or the person in control of the premises. To help the responsible person carry out their duties, employers need to be given clear guidelines about reporting accidents and cases of ill health to management. If you are unsure who the responsible person is on your site speak to your manager.
  5. 5. Major Injuries The following list provides examples of what RIDDOR considers a major injury Fracture other than to fingers, thumbs or toes Amputation Dislocation of the shoulder, hip, knee or spine Loss of sight (temporary or permanent) Chemical burn to the eye or any penetrating injury to the eye Injury resulting in an electric shock or electrical burn leading to unconsciousness and requiring resuscitation or admittance to hospital Unconsciousness caused by asphyxia or exposure to a harmful substance or biological agent Acute illness requiring medical treatment or loss of consciousness arising from absorption of any substance by inhalation, ingestion or through the skin
  6. 6. Dangerous Occurrences The following list provides examples of what RIDDOR considers a dangerous occurrence: Unintended collapse of any building or structure under construction Explosion or fire causing suspension of normal work for over 24 hours Sudden spillage of flammable liquid, gas or other substances which may damage health Collapse, overturning or failure of load bearing parts of lifts and lifting machinery Plant or equipment coming into contact with overhead power lines Electrical short circuit or overload causing fire or explosion
  7. 7. Reportable Diseases The following list provides examples of what RIDDOR considers a reportable disease: Certain poisonings Some skin diseases such as occupational dermatitis or skin cancers Lung diseases including occupational asthma, pneumoconiosis or silicosis Infections such as leptospirosis and tetanus Other conditions such as occupational cancer, certain muscoskeletal disorders and hand-arm vibration (vibration white finger)
  8. 8. The Accident Book Whenever an accident (no matter how trivial) occurs on a construction site the following details must be entered in the sites accident book: The injured persons name, address and occupation The place where the accident happened The date and time of the accident How the accident happened The details of the person filling in the book The accident book can be completed by the injured person or by someone acting on their behalf. The book should be kept somewhere where it is easily accessible (usually in the site hut).
  9. 9. Injury/Dangerous Occurrence The form shown above is used to report injuries or dangerous occurrences. Your lecturer will now give you a case study which you should use to complete a practice form
  10. 10. Reporting Disease
  11. 11. Developed by The Stonemasonry Department City of Glasgow College 2012
  12. 12. The information in this presentation has been sourced from: Getting to Grips with Manual Handling, A Short Guide: HSE Publications Health and Safety in Construction: HSE Publications Construction Intelligence Report: HSE Publications References