IGEM Summer Social Housing Series: RIDDOR for those in the gas industry-july-21

IGEM Housing Series: RIDDOR for gas explained

05/07/2021 14:00 - 15:00
RIDDOR for those in the gas industry – Explained, common misunderstandings in the sector and your responsibilities (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013)
Online Webinar
This is a free of charge event


Steve Critchlow FIGEM, Principal Gas Engineer at Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

Steve is a Fellow of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM). He is qualified to investigate gas related incidents via IGEM/GL8 (Reporting and investigation of gas-related incidents) and CMDDA1 (Carbon Monoxide Testing). Steve has extensive experience in investigation of gas incidents such as carbon monoxide and explosions and is frequently used  to provide expert evidence in court.

Event description:

RIDDOR is legislation which requires all employers to report work related accidents and ill health to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the industry regulator. It holds some specific, and unique, requirements for the gas industry.

Steve will explain why reporting and recording are legal requirements. The report tells the enforcing authorities for occupational health and safety (HSE) about serious incidents and cases of disease. This allows them to identify trends, understand where and how risks arise and whether they need to be investigated.

The consequences of not reporting RIDDOR depend on the seriousness of the incident. The courts can impose a custodial prison sentence of up to 2 years for the responsible person, or persons, and an unlimited fine for the business.

Who should attend: Health and Safety Managers and Field Team Managers from the social housing sector

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