- Published by
- HSE Books
- Publication Date
- 62 pages (50 forms)
The HSE Accident Book is also available in packs of 20.
This edition of the Accident Book BI 510 has been issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which is sponsored by The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Employers and employees can use this book to record details of work-related injuries for which Social Security benefits could be payable.
The Accident Book is also a valuable document that organisations can use to record accident information as part of their management of health and safety. An involved and fully informed workforce is the basis of good health and safety management.
The HSE Accident Book can be used to record details of injuries that employers must report under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)and contains guidance on RIDDOR and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.
Please note that the law changed on 6 April 2012. If a worker sustains an occupational injury resulting from an accident, their injury should be reported if they are incapacitated for more than seven days. There is no longer a requirement to report occupational injuries that result in more than three days of incapacitation, but you must still keep a record of such injuries.
Safety representatives are legally entitled to accident records that employers have to keep, by law. A tick box is included on each page of the Accident Book asking whether the injured person gives his or her consent to the disclosure of the information contained in that record to safety representatives, to enable them to carry out their statutory functions more effectively.
The format of the Accident book has been designed to protect the privacy of personal information. Individual record sheets can be removed and stored securely. This will help you to keep personal information in confidence.
This edition of the Accident Book will help you comply with legal requirements under social security and health and safety legislation, and to share information with safety representatives, taking confidentiality fully into account.
Note on the new (2018) edition
Both this 2012 and 2018 versions are valid to use, the only difference is updated content referring to GDPR compliance but that each book is no less compliant that the other.