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Snapped Achilles - RIDDOR?

Post by Blackstone » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:41 am

Morning all,

A few days ago we had an employee walking across the yard and snapped his Achilles’ tendon. He did not slip trip or fall, the ground was good. He’s always been known to have dodgy legs.

He’s going to be off for several months.

I don’t think this is riddor. It’s not an accident nand he wasn’t carrying out any activities at the time but my Production guy reckons otherwise.

Thoughts and opinions welcome ./thumbsup..

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Re: Snapped Achilles - RIDDOR?

Post by Rowebin » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:48 am

If you have done an investigation and determined it was not work related then I believe it does not need to be reported.
I would log the event in your accident log and ask the employee to approve the report, also take a few photos to back yourself up in the future should you need it.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/key-defini ... rk-related

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Re: Snapped Achilles - RIDDOR?

Post by Blackstone » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:06 am

Hi all,

I'd just gone and checked the CCTV to ensure nothing will come back to bite us and we know exactly what happened.
Turn out he did actually trip over a bearer and stumble causing the injury.

The good employee that he is, told everyone it was nothing to do with work and he tripped over himself. Kudos to him!

Ironically we are on a big tidy up to make the yard cleaner and safer and had just scrapped a load of metal that was covering the bearer the evening before

Having seen the CCTV and got a copy as far as i'm concerned it will make it a RIDDOR
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Re: Snapped Achilles - RIDDOR?

Post by bernicarey » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:12 am

Sounds like a good call. ./thumbsup..
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Re: Snapped Achilles - RIDDOR?

Post by Rowebin » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:13 am

Yes, as it was caused by a work activity it would now be RIDDOR.


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Re: Snapped Achilles - RIDDOR?

Post by witsd » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:20 am

I don't like the 'what a good employee, he pretended it wasn't work related!' line of thought.

By telling the truth, he allows your company to put in measures to prevent it from recurring. That's a good employee – not the one who refuses to make any fuss at all.

But sure, it's nice that he's not going to try and sue the company or anything. :D
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Re: Snapped Achilles - RIDDOR?

Post by Keith1983 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:47 am

I know this is an age old response to Riddor enquiries but you have nothing to lose by reporting it if you are unsure.
So when the whole world is safe..............what are we going to do then?

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