Navigating RIDDOR regulations with Novade: A better way to manage RIDDOR incident reporting

by | Aug 29, 2023 | Article

Explore Novade’s streamlined RIDDOR incident management

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013, commonly known as RIDDOR, is a UK-based legislation that plays a vital role in workplace safety. This regulation mandates that employers and those in control of premises promptly report specified workplace incidents to authorities. These incidents encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from work-related fatalities and major injuries to 7-day injuries, diseases, and dangerous occurrences. The primary objective of RIDDOR is to empower enforcing bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities to swiftly pinpoint risks, thoroughly investigate serious accidents, and enhance overall safety protocols. Notably, contractors are indispensable stakeholders in this framework, tasked with the responsibility of reporting RIDDOR incidents arising from their activities. This mandate extends beyond immediate incidents, encompassing occupational diseases and emergent dangerous occurrences. The reporting process is more than a procedural formality; it’s a pivotal mechanism ensuring meticulous incident documentation and investigation, culminating in the advancement of safety measures and the prevention of future mishaps.
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The benefits of using Novade for RIDDOR incident reporting

Streamlined reporting – Actionable insights

Novade’s HSE Module allows for the digitisation of incident reporting. When a RIDDOR incident occurs, it can be logged directly into on the mobile app in real-time, ensuring that all relevant details are captured accurately and promptly shared with the appropriate stakeholders. This eliminates the need for paper-based reporting, which can be time-consuming and prone to errors. Novade’s platform doesn’t just collect data; we leverage it to provide valuable insights. This means that over time, companies can identify trends and patterns in RIDDOR incidents. This data-driven approach can lead to more effective strategies for preventing incidents and improving overall site safety.

Enhanced communication – Incident investigation

Communication is key in the aftermath of a RIDDOR incident. Novade’s software facilitates better communication by ensuring that all relevant parties can access up-to-date information about the incident. This can include site managers, safety officers, project leaders and even external bodies like health and safety inspectors. In the event of an incident, an investigation is usually required to determine the cause and prevent similar incidents in the future. With the HSE module designated users can facilitate this process by providing a platform for logging all relevant information, tracking the progress of the investigation, and storing the findings and recommendations. scheduling audits, recording findings, and tracking the implementation of any necessary corrective actions are critical to enabling thorough risk assessments which can be performed, updated, and managed on an ongoing basis.

Explore Novade’s streamlined RIDDOR incident management

Resource management – Training and competency tracking

Novade also helps with the tracking of progress and resources. In the context of RIDDOR, this means that the construction health and safety management platform can help manage the aftermath of an incident. This could involve tracking the recovery of injured personnel, managing repairs to damaged equipment, or overseeing changes to site processes. The platform can also easily flag out which competencies are absent from site in the short run due to incident.

Training is essential for ensuring that all workers have the necessary skills and knowledge to work safely. The Novade People module can be used to track training records, ensuring that all workers have completed the necessary safety training and have the right qualifications & insurance to perform the job at hand. This can also help companies identify any gaps in training that need to be addressed.

Improved compliance & lessons learned

With Novade, all relevant project assurance information is collected and stored in the desired structure in perpetuity ensuring that lessons can be extracted from each incident/inspection/audit that can be shared across the business. The app allows for the monitoring of the dispersion of these lessons, the actions taken based on the learnings which can help prevent incidents from occurring in the first place.

Contractor management

Managing the supply chain can be a challenge, especially when it comes to ensuring they comply with your company’s HSE policies. Novade can help with this by providing a platform for managing contractor information, tracking their performance, and ensuring they have completed the necessary safety training.

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Transforming incident reporting in construction

In a dynamic landscape where safety is paramount, harnessing the right tools can make all the difference. Novade emerges as the bridge between compliance and innovation, reshaping the way RIDDOR incidents are reported and managed in the construction and building industry. By seamlessly digitising incident reporting through Novade’s HSE Module, a new era of efficiency dawns. Real-time data capture, automated communication, and actionable insights converge to transform how incidents are handled. The journey doesn’t end with reporting; it extends to communication, investigation, resource management, and even contractor compliance.

With Novade, incident reporting becomes a catalyst for change. Imagine a future where incidents are not just logged, but leveraged. Patterns are unveiled, risks are pre-empted, and safety becomes predictive. Through Novade’s robust platform, incidents become steppingstones toward proactive safety enhancement. Safety practitioners in the UK construction and building industry, your pursuit of safeguarding lives and spaces finds an ally in Novade.

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