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Definitions

Incident - A near miss or undesired circumstance.

Near miss - An unplanned event that does not cause injury, damage or ill health but could do so.

Undesired circumstance - A set of conditions or circumstances that have the potential to cause injury or ill health

Accident - An unplanned event that causes injury to people, damage to property or a combination of both

Dangerous occurrence - A serious failure of equipment, premises or plant as defined in RIDDOR

Reportable disease - A work-related disease or condition listed in RIDDOR that has been confirmed by a medical practitioner

Major injury - An injury as described in RIDDOR

Over seven day injury - Where an employee has taken more than seven days off work with a work related illness or injury

For more information on RIDDOR, see the RIDDOR guidelines