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Near Miss Or Dangerous Occurance under Riddor

Post by lee » Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:56 pm

Hi All,

We had an incident today where the carriage of a 2 tonne FLT actually fell off the truck whilst it was carrying a heavy dc motor, which resulted in the motor dropping aprox 3 feet to the ground , no one was injured.

But under Riddor would it need to be reported due to failure of the FLT or not.
:?:
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Post by Phil » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:02 pm

From the RIDDOR website ...
Reportable dangerous occurrences are:
1. collapse, overturning or failure of load-bearing parts of lifts and lifting equipment;
2. explosion, collapse or bursting of any closed vessel or associated pipework;
3. failure of any freight container in any of its load-bearing parts;
4. plant or equipment coming into contact with overhead power lines;
5. electrical short circuit or overload causing fire or explosion;
6. any unintentional explosion, misfire, failure of demolition to cause the intended collapse, projection of material beyond a site boundary, injury caused by an explosion;
7. accidental release of a biological agent likely to cause severe human illness;
8. failure of industrial radiography or irradiation equipment to de-energise or return to its safe position after the intended exposure period;
9. malfunction of breathing apparatus while in use or during testing immediately before use;
10. failure or endangering of diving equipment, the trapping of a diver, an explosion near a diver, or an uncontrolled ascent;
11. collapse or partial collapse of a scaffold over five metres high, or erected near water where there could be a risk of drowning after a fall;
12. unintended collision of a train with any vehicle;
13. dangerous occurrence at a well (other than a water well);
14. dangerous occurrence at a pipeline;
15. failure of any load-bearing fairground equipment, or derailment or unintended collision of cars or trains;
16. a road tanker carrying a dangerous substance overturns, suffers serious damage, catches fire or the substance is released;
17. a dangerous substance being conveyed by road is involved in a fire or released;
18. The following dangerous occurrences are reportable except in relation to offshore workplaces: unintended collapse of: any building or structure under construction, alteration or demolition where over five tonnes of material falls; a wall or floor in a place of work; any false-work;
19. explosion or fire causing suspension of normal work for over 24 hours;
20. sudden, uncontrolled release in a building of: 100 kg or more of flammable liquid; 10 kg of flammable liquid above its boiling point; 10 kg or more of flammable gas; or of 500 kg of these substances if the release is in the open air;
21. accidental release of any substance which may damage health.
Note: additional categories of dangerous occurrences apply to mines, quarries, relevant transport systems (railways etc) and offshore workplaces
Your incident sems to fit right into with Number 1

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Post by otto » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:02 pm

Failure of lifting equipment, so I would say yes.
RIDDOR in Caerphilly can actually advise, worth a phone call.
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Post by lee » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:05 pm

Thanks for the quick response , thought it would need to be reported.

Thanks Phil and Otto ;)
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