The Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) set out a list of incidents that must be reported. Charity Trustees should ensure that any RIDDOR-reportable incident, near miss or unsafe condition is reported through the HSE online Incident Reporting form. For any other specific injuries, please visit the HSE website or contact the General Trustees Health & Safety team for advice and guidance.
- Fractures, other than to fingers, thumbs and toes
- Any injury likely to lead to permanent loss of sight or reduction in sight
- Any crush injury to the head or torso causing damage to the brain or internal organs
- Serious burns (including scalding) which:
- Covers more than 10% of the body
- Causes significant damage to the eyes, respiratory system or other vital organs
- Any scalping requiring hospital treatment
- Any loss of consciousness caused by head injury or asphyxia
- Any other injury arising from working in an enclosed space which:
- Leads to hypothermia or heat-induced illness
- Requires resuscitation or admittance to hospital for more than 24 hours
Charity Trustees should ensure that any accident that is reportable to the HSE through RIDDOR is communicated to the General Trustees as soon as possible.
This information can also help the congregation identify accident trends and possible areas for improvement in the control of health and safety risks. It can be used for reference in future first aid needs assessments. These records may also be helpful for insurance and investigative purposes if required.