Specified Injuries to Workers

The Health and Safety team receives a number of F2580 forms from schools where the ‘specified injury’ box is incorrectly ticked.

As per HSE website:

Specified injuries to workers

The list of ‘specified injuries’ in RIDDOR 2013 replaces the previous list of ‘major injuries’ in RIDDOR 1995. Specified injuries are (regulation 4):

  • fractures, other than to fingers, thumbs and toes
  • amputations
  • any injury likely to lead to permanent loss of sight or reduction in sight
  • any crush injury to the head or torso causing damage to the brain or internal organs
  • serious burns (including scalding) which:
    • covers more than 10% of the body
    • causes significant damage to the eyes, respiratory system or other vital organs
  • any scalping requiring hospital treatment
  • any loss of consciousness caused by head injury or asphyxia
  • any other injury arising from working in an enclosed space which:
    • leads to hypothermia or heat-induced illness
    • requires resuscitation or admittance to hospital for more than 24 hours

Further information can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/specified-injuries.htm

Many thanks,
Nicky Fraser-Hobin and the Health and Safety Team, Email: Nicky.Fraser-Hobin@derby.gov.uk