First Aid & RIDDOR


The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 2013, otherwise known as RIDDOR, is the legislation which controls which workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses you should report, and how you should report them.

RIDDOR puts a legal requirement on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises, known as the Responsible Person, to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses) to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Everyone has a right to be safe at work and employers have a responsibility to ensure that not only their employees but also anyone who has access to the organisation’s premises are safe. Whilst accidents will always happen and risk can never be entirely eliminated, the law requires that the risks of injury at work are kept to the absolute minimum. 

First Aid

Under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, employers are responsible for providing adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees or pupils receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill. 

First aid provision must be made available while people are on school premises. It must also be available when staff, pupils and students are working elsewhere including any off-site activity such as educational visits.