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RIDDOR Awareness online Course

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Brentwood Open learning College


£12 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
450 hours
No formal qualification
90 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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RIDDOR Awareness

CPD Accredited RIDDOR Diploma with 90 CPD points. This RIDDOR course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Whether looking to run your own business more confidently or provide your employees with the opportunity to develop new skills, this exclusive RIDDOR course comes highly recommended. Enjoy the freedom to study online at a time and pace to suit your schedule, with no deadlines or time restrictions imposed.

RIDDOR Awareness

Under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations), it is the legal obligation of employers, self-employed workers and people in charge of premises to formally notify the relevant authorities in the event of an accident or dangerous occurrence in the workplace.

RIDDOR Awareness

Ultimately, RIDDOR exists as one of many government-enforced measures to keep members of the workforce safe from harm. RIDDOR holds employers responsible for poor working conditions and negligence, encouraging business owners and managers to follow all applicable health and safety procedures to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring.

RIDDOR Awareness

Anyone who runs a business or works in a leadership position should therefore have a detailed knowledge of RIDDOR, along with the occurrences that must be reported in accordance with published legislation. This introductory RIDDOR course provides an in-depth overview of the basics of RIDDOR - ideal for business owners, managers and members of the workforce at all levels.

RIDDOR Awareness

Open for enrolment 365 days a year, this essential health and safety course is suitable for business owners and employees in all industry sectors. Study at a time and pace to suit your existing commitments, with full tutor support available on-demand throughout.

RIDDOR Awareness

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90 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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RIDDOR Awareness

RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) Training

Course Benefits

Our online courses represent the ultimate in flexible and accessible training for employers and employees. Open to candidates worldwide with no entry requirements to fulfil, this endorsed RIDDOR course is packed with important health and safety insights for the responsible business. Enrol online and gain access to the following benefits:

  • A detailed introduction to the essentials of RIDDOR and the legal obligations of every employer to formally report dangerous occurrences in the workplace.
  • The opportunity to contribute to a safer working environment for all members of the workforce, by ensuring you meet all applicable health and safety obligations.
  • Full details on the types of incidents and occurrences that must be reported, along with how to report them and who is responsible for filing reports.
  • All learning materials and study aids included in the initial fee, with on-demand tutor support available at all times.
  • Access to our dynamic digital learning platform, where you can access your course materials and assignments 24/7 from any connected device.

Learning Objectives

The purpose of RIDDOR is to provide the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities with the information needed to keep track of accident and incident trends in the workplace. In addition, RIDDOR ensures that any particularly serious accidents or injuries that take place can be properly investigated, in order to identify what caused them and prevent them from happening again.

RIDDOR Awareness

This flexible RIDDOR training course was created to provide employers and leadership figures with a detailed overview of their legal obligations under RIDDOR regulations. Full compliance with RIDDOR is essential not only to comply with legal obligations, but to contribute to the creation and maintenance of a safe working culture.


Each of the nine modules in this RIDDOR course examines a different topic or knowledge area - each of equal importance for improved health and safety at work. Examples of which include:

  • Identifying the person responsible for reporting under RIDDOR
  • Differentiating between reportable and non-reportable occurrences
  • Understanding how to act and when in the wake of an incident
  • An overview of reportable diseases and afflictions
  • Exclusions from RIDDOR regulations and why they apply
  • Best practice principles for filing reports under RIDDOR
  • Requirements under RIDDOR for improved on-site safety

It is essential for all employers to fully understand their obligations under RIDDOR regulations, in order to avoid unknowingly breaking the law and risking prosecution.

Course Outline

All study aids and learning resources needed to complete this course are included in the initial fee as standard. Our exclusive RIDDOR training programme comprises the following nine modules:

Unit 1 - What is RIDDOR?

This RIDDOR covers the following key topics:

  • Definitions
  • What is an 'ACCIDENT'?
  • What is meant by 'Work-Related'?
  • What are 'Reportable' Injuries?
  • Types of Reportable Injury
  • Recording Requirements
  • How to Report

Unit 2 - Types of Reportable Incidents

This RIDDOR covers the following key topics:

  • Deaths and Injuries
  • Types of Reportable Injury
  • The Death of Any Person
  • Specified Injuries to Workers
  • Over-Three-Day Incapacitation
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Dangerous Occurrences
  • Gas Incidents

Unit 3 - Specified Injuries to Workers

This RIDDOR covers the following key topics:

  • Fractures, Other Than To Fingers, Thumbs and Toes
  • Amputation of an Arm, Hand, Finger, Thumb, Leg, Foot or Toe
  • Burn Injury
  • Degree of Scalping Requiring Hospital Treatment
  • Loss of Consciousness Caused By Head Injury or Asphyxia
  • Other Injury Arising From Working in an Enclosed Space
  • NB: Hypothermia is not a Specified Risk in the Confined Spaces Regulations.
  • What to Do When the Extent of an Injury is Unclear?

Unit 4 - Exposure to Carcinogens, Mutagens and Biological Agents

This RIDDOR covers the following key topics:

  • Occupational Cancers
  • Cancer and Carcinogens
  • Carcinogens
  • Biological Agents
  • What is COSHH?
  • COSHH Employer Responsibilities
  • What is a 'Substance Hazardous to Health'?

Unit 5 - Occupational Diseases

This RIDDOR covers the following key topics:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cramp of the Hand or Forearm
  • Occupational Dermatitis
  • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis

Unit 6 - Dangerous Occurrences

This RIDDOR covers the following key topics:

  • General (incidents occurring at any workplace)
  • Pressure systems
  • Overhead electric lines
  • Electrical incidents causing explosion or fire
  • Explosives
  • Biological agents
  • Radiation generators and radiography
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Diving operations
  • Collapse of scaffolding
  • Train collisions
  • Wells
  • Pipelines or pipeline works
  • Incidents other than offshore
  • Structural collapse
  • Explosion or fire
  • Hazardous escapes of substances
  • Incidents at specific workplaces
  • Falls into water

Unit 7 - How to Make a RIDDOR Report

This RIDDOR covers the following key topics:

  • Work out which RIDDOR report you need to create
  • Submit the RIDDOR report in the appropriate place
  • Follow the best practice for filling out a RIDDOR report
  • What incidents are RIDDOR reportable?
  • RIDDOR and the General Data Protection Regulations 2018

Unit 8 - Reporting RIDDOR in Schools

This RIDDOR covers the following key topics:

  • Injuries and Ill Health to People at Work
  • Physical violence
  • Reportable Occupational Diseases
  • Stress
  • Incidents to Pupils and Other People Who are not at Work
  • Accidents to Pupils during Sports Activities
  • Accidents to Pupils in a Playground
  • Physical Violence
  • Dangerous occurrences

Unit 9 - Reporting RIDDOR in Social Care Services

This RIDDOR covers the following key topics:

  • Categories of Accidents
  • What the Law says
  • Fire safety
  • Building Regulations
  • Risk Assessment
  • Control Measures
  • Window Restrictors
  • Balconies
  • Restricting Access to upper Floors
  • Maintenance
  • Training

Who is this course for?

RIDDOR Awareness

RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) exists for the benefit of each and every member of the workforce, along with anyone else who visits or resides on the premises in question. This insightful online course is therefore ideal for anyone looking to play a more decisive role in contributing to a safe and responsible working environment for all persons present.

RIDDOR Awareness

Employers, managers and team leaders in particular are expected to have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the main principles of RIDDOR. However, it is equally important for all employees to understand the importance of bringing potentially serious accidents and near-miss occurrences to the attention of their employers.

RIDDOR Awareness

Our full portfolio of online training programs is open for enrolment throughout the year, making now the perfect time to sign up and get started. For more information or to discuss this endorsed RIDDOR training course in more detail, contact a member of our admissions team today.


RIDDOR Awareness

There is no particular entry requirement.

Option 1

CPD Accredited RIDDOR Diploma (issued by CPD Standard Office)

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£95 + postal charges

Option 2

RIDDOR Course Completion Certificate issued by BOLC(Courses for Professional Development)

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

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What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.