Health and Safety reporting - advice wanted

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  1. WEMBLEY76

    WEMBLEY76

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    Hi guys any H & S experts on here ?

    A family member suffered a head injury at work due to a heavy steel gate being hit by a vehicle
    which did not have its handbrake on.The gate had not been locked down properly by the supervisor
    and hit this person in the face,causing fracrtued cheekbone.

    This person was taken to hospital and still undergoes treatment 7 months after the event.

    My question is this ….

    Is it a legal requirement that this is reported to the health and safety executive ?

    If so,is it the landowners responsibility,or the company in whose employment this person was in ?

    I can go into more detail by pm if there are any members with a good knowledge of correct procedure.
     
  2. blueinsa

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    Im no expert mate but it should have been reported by the company, as they are responsible immediately as its a RIDDOR.

    If this has not been done they are in the shit!
     
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  4. without a dream

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    Not an expert but yes, fractures need to be reported (other than to hands and feet), as do accidents resulting in 7 consecutive days off work. I would assume that it's the company's responsibility not the land owners.
     
  5. The Flash

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    Info here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/reportable-incidents.htm
     
  6. WEMBLEY76

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    Cheers guys for this info,much appreciated.
     
  7. GaudinosWheels

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    I'm the H&S officer for our firm. Can confirm that this must have been reported to RIDDOR by the 'responsible person.'

    It will all come down to reasonable steps taken by the company to prevent this sort of occurrence.
     
  8. WEMBLEY76

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    Cheers GW.
     

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