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The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Notification and reporting of injuries and dangerous occurrences

  5. 4.Reporting of the death of an employee

  6. 5.Reporting of cases of disease

  7. 6.Reporting of gas incidents

  8. 7.Records

  9. 8.Additional provisions relating to mines and quarries

  10. 9.Additional provisions relating to offshore workplaces

  11. 10.Restrictions on the application of regulations 3, 4 and 5

  12. 11.Defence in proceedings for an offence contravening these Regulations

  13. 12.Extension outside Great Britain

  14. 13.Certificates of exemption

  15. 14.Repeal and amendment of provisions in the Regulation of Railways Act 1871, the Railway Employment (Prevention of Accidents) Act 1900 and the Transport and Works Act 1992

  16. 15.Revocations, amendments and savings

  17. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      MAJOR INJURIES

      1. 1.Any fracture, other than to the fingers, thumbs or toes....

      2. 2.Any amputation.

      3. 3.Dislocation of the shoulder, hip, knee or spine.

      4. 4.Loss of sight (whether temporary or permanent).

      5. 5.A chemical or hot metal burn to the eye or...

      6. 6.Any injury resulting from an electric shock or electrical burn...

      7. 7.Any other injury— (a) leading to hypothermia, heat-induced illness or...

      8. 8.Loss of consciousness caused by asphyxia or by exposure to...

      9. 9.Either of the following conditions which result from the absorption...

      10. 10.Acute illness which requires medical treatment where there is reason...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES

      1. PART I GENERAL

        1. 1.Lifting machinery, etc.

        2. 2.Pressure systems

        3. 3.Freight containers

        4. 4.Overhead electric lines

        5. 5.Electrical short circuit

        6. 6.Explosives

        7. 7.Biological agents

        8. 8.Malfunction of radiation generators, etc.

        9. 9.Breathing apparatus

        10. 10.Diving operations

        11. 11.Collapse of scaffolding

        12. 12.Train collisions

        13. 13.Wells

        14. 14.Pipelines or pipeline works

        15. 15.Fairground equipment

        16. 16.Carriage of dangerous substances by road

        17. 17.(1) Any incident involving a vehicle used for the carriage...

      2. DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES WHICH ARE REPORTABLE EXCEPT IN RELA TION TO OFFSHORE WORKPLACES

        1. 18.Collapse of building or structure

        2. 19.Explosion or fire

        3. 20.Escape of flammable substances

        4. 21.Escape of substances

      3. PART II DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES WHICH ARE REPORTABLE IN RELATION TO MINES

        1. 22.Fire or ignition of gas

        2. 23.The accidental ignition of any gas in part of a...

        3. 24.The outbreak of any fire below ground.

        4. 25.An incident where any person in consequence of any smoke...

        5. 26.The outbreak of any fire on the surface which endangers...

        6. 27.Escape of gas

        7. 28.Failure of plant or equipment

        8. 29.The breakage or unintentional uncoupling of any rope, chain, coupling,...

        9. 30.An incident where any conveyance being used for the carriage...

        10. 31.The stoppage of any ventilating apparatus (other than an auxiliary...

        11. 32.The collapse of any headframe, winding engine house, fan house...

        12. 33.Breathing apparatus

        13. 34.Injury by explosion of blasting material etc.

        14. 35.Use of emergency escape apparatus

        15. 36.Inrush of gas or water

        16. 37.Any inrush of water or material which flows when wet...

        17. 38.Insecure tip

        18. 39.Locomotives

        19. 40.Falls of ground

      4. PART III DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES WHICH ARE REPORTABLE IN RELATION TO QUARRIES

        1. 41.Collapse of storage bunkers

        2. 42.Sinking of craft

        3. 43.Injuries

        4. 44.Projection of substances outside quarry

        5. 45.Misfires

        6. 46.Insecure tips

        7. 47.Movement of slopes or faces

        8. 48.Explosions or fires in vehicles or plant

      5. PART IV DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES WHICH ARE REPORTABLE IN RESPECT OF RELEVANT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

        1. 49.Accidents to passenger trains

        2. 50.Any case where a passenger train or any part of...

        3. 51.Accidents not involving passenger trains

        4. 52.Any derailment, of a train other than a passenger train,...

        5. 53.Any derailment, of a train other than a passenger train,...

        6. 54.Accidents involving any kind of train

        7. 55.Any case of a train striking any cattle or horse,...

        8. 56.Any case of a train on a running line striking...

        9. 57.Any case of a train, other than one on a...

        10. 58.Any case of a passenger train, or any other train...

        11. 59.(1) Any of the following classes of accident which occurs...

        12. 60.Accidents and incidents at level crossings

        13. 61.Any case of a train running onto a level crossing...

        14. 62.A failure of the equipment at a level crossing which...

        15. 63.Accidents involving the permanent way and other works on or connected with a relevant transport system

        16. 64.A buckle of a running line which necessitates an immediate...

        17. 65.Any case of an aircraft or a vehicle of any...

        18. 66.The runaway of an escalator, lift or passenger conveyor.

        19. 67.Any fire or severe arcing or fusing which seriously affects...

        20. 68.Any fire affecting the permanent way or works of a...

        21. 69.Any other fire which causes damage which has the potential...

        22. 70.Accidents involving failure of the works on or connected with a relevant transport system

        23. 71.Incidents of serious congestion

        24. 72.Incidents of signals passed without authority

      6. PART V DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES WHICH ARE REPORTABLE IN RESPECT OF AN OFFSHORE WORKPLACE

        1. 73.Release of petroleum hydrocarbon

        2. 74.Fire or explosion

        3. 75.Release or escape of dangerous substances

        4. 76.Collapses

        5. 77.Dangerous occurrences

        6. 78.Collisions

        7. 79.Any occurrence with the potential for a collision between a...

        8. 80.Subsidence or collapse of seabed

        9. 81.Loss of stability or buoyancy

        10. 82.Evacuation

        11. 83.Falls into water

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      REPORTABLE DISEASES

      1. PART I OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES

      2. PART II DISEASES ADDITIONALLY REPORTABLE IN RESPECT OF OFFSHORE WORK PLACES

        1. 48.Chickenpox.

        2. 49.Cholera.

        3. 50.Diphtheria.

        4. 51.Dysentery (amoebic or bacillary).

        5. 52.Acute encephalitis.

        6. 53.Erysipelas.

        7. 54.Food poisoning.

        8. 55.Legionellosis.

        9. 56.Malaria.

        10. 57.Measles.

        11. 58.Meningitis.

        12. 59.Meningococcal septicaemia (without meningitis).

        13. 60.Mumps.

        14. 61.Paratyphoid fever.

        15. 62.Plague.

        16. 63.Acute poliomyelitis.

        17. 64.Rabies.

        18. 65.Rubella.

        19. 66.Scarlet fever.

        20. 67.Tetanus.

        21. 68.Tuberculosis.

        22. 69.Typhoid fever.

        23. 70.Typhus.

        24. 71.Viral haemorrhagic fevers.

        25. 72.Viral hepatitis.

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      RECORDS

      1. PART I PARTICULARS TO BE KEPT IN RECORDS OF ANY EVENT WHICH IS REPORTABLE UNDER REGULATION 3

        1. 1.Date and time of the accident or dangerous occurrence.

        2. 2.In the event of an accident suffered by a person...

        3. 3.In the event of an accident suffered by a person...

        4. 4.Place where the accident or dangerous occurrence happened.

        5. 5.A brief description of the circumstances in which the accident...

        6. 6.The date on which the event was first reported to...

        7. 7.The method by which the event was reported.

      2. PART II PARTICULARS TO BE KEPT IN RECORDS OF INSTANCES OF ANY OF THE DISEASES SPECIFIED IN SCHEDULE 3 AND REPORTABLE UNDER REGULATION 5

        1. 1.Date of diagnosis of the disease.

        2. 2.Name of the person affected.

        3. 3.Occupation of the person affected.

        4. 4.Name or nature of the disease.

        5. 5.The date on which the disease was first reported to...

        6. 6.The method by which the disease was reported.

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO MINES AND QUARRIES

      1. 1.In this Schedule, unless the context otherwise requires— “appropriate person”...

      2. 2.Where at a mine or a quarry any person, as...

      3. 3.Where there is a non-fatal injury to any person at...

      4. 4.(1) Where there is an accident or dangerous occurrence in...

      5. 5.The record kept under regulation 7, excluding any health record...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO OFFSHORE WORKPLACES

      1. 1.Disturbance of site

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      ENACTMENTS OR INSTRUMENTS REQUIRING THE NOTIFICATION OF EVENTS WHICH ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE NOTIFIED OR REPORTED UNDER THESE REGULATIONS

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      1. PART I REVOCATIONS

      2. PART II AMENDMENTS

        1. 1.In regulations 3(4)(c) and 7(5)(b) of the Mines (Safety of...

        2. 2.In regulation 17(6) of the Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and...

  18. Explanatory Note

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