Solutions For Reporting Accidents
The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979 states that all accidents at work should be written down in a B1510 accident book. If you employ more than ten workers or own a factory, mine or quarry, you are required under social security law to have an accident book and to keep it up to date. These logs should then be stored away in a safe place to be compliant with data protection laws.
We have a vast range of fully compliant accident books that will enable you to note down every trip, slip or fall at work. You should keep accident books in a convenient and easy-to-access location, which is why the Accident Book Holder is among our most popular products. This item will allow you to install a compact, highly visible and robust holder on the wall for all your accident books and resources. It even features a high-contrast warning sign at the back of the holder, stating “Accident Book Missing,” that shows when there is no stored item, so you are always aware of when to restock or replace an item.
Once you have a holder in place, you can then purchase an accident book for logging injuries at work. The A4 Accident Reporting Book is our most basic resource and offers a simple and easy way to record accidents and includes report sheets that you can tear off with ease. This resource also contains advice about how to use it and provides a complete overview of the revised Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013.
We also have First Aider Awareness Kits to help raise awareness of reporting in the workplace. These have an A2 poster with concise, easy-to-follow advice about reporting accidents in the workplace, and they are supplemented by visual images to focus the eye on certain sections about injuries and logging accidents. Promoting the accurate and consistent keeping of records is hugely beneficial to any enterprise, so don’t hesitate to install these engaging resources on walls and in other work areas. The kits also come with an accident book as standard.
Finally, the First Aid Equipment and Accident Book Kit is a great all-in-one solution for first aid at work, bringing together all the important products and items for first aid provision and record keeping in a package that will save you money compared to buying each item individually. These kits can be wall mounted and should be located near an accident book where necessary. There is also a First Aid Guidance Leaflet, sold separately, which is ideal for distributing to employees to get them up to speed with the basics of first aid (not to be used as a substitute for training).
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are accident books important?
According to the Reporting of Injuries, Disease, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR), it is required by UK law that employers and people in charge of any work premises report and keep records of:
- Dangerous occurrences at the worksite
- Any diagnosed cases of industrial diseases
- Work-related accidents that cause serious injuries or deaths
What are the legal requirements for accident books?
It is important to keep accident books at work for your own records and to comply with UK law and workplace regulations. According to the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979, all accidents that occur in the workplace need to be recorded in accident report books.
If you are looking for an accident book for schools or accident books for nurseries, it is important to familiarise yourself with the HSE guidelines for incident reporting in schools. Depending on the injuries sustained, you will need to log accidents that occur in schools and nurseries, for both staff and pupils. It is important to take note of these injuries to comply with legislation, to protect yourself from future litigation, and to be aware of any potential issues on the school premises, such as unsafe playground equipment.
Where do you put an accident record book?
It is important that you ensure that your accident book is kept in a secure and easily accessible place. Accident record books contain sensitive information and, in order to comply with GDPR and information privacy laws, it is important that the accident books are kept secure.
To keep your accident book in a convenient and easily located place, you can use an Accident Book Holder. These holders are easy to install and are designed specifically to fit A4-sized accident log books.
What kind of accident book do I need?
Our GDPR Compliant Accident Book is perfect for employers to keep track of accidents while also ensuring that all workplace laws and regulations concerning accident reporting are followed. The format of our accident books is compliant with the new and updated GDPR standards, and with RIDDOR, so you can rest assured that you have the most up-to-date accident books.
If you also need a first aid kit for your workplace, consider investing in the First Aid Equipment and Accident Book Kits. These kits are very convenient as they include both an accident book and a workplace first aid kit in medium. The first aid kits can be mounted to a wall for easy, quick access, and all of our first aid kits include an accident book that explains best practices for various workplace emergencies and injuries.