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Svick1984  
#1 Posted : 16 January 2020 11:35:12(UTC)
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Svick1984

Hi all, I've recently been made aware that a fellow colleague (one of our drivers') has suffered what he believes to be a heart attack (though this is yet to be determined) at a customers site'. Obviously, I am primarily concerned about the colleague (and am waiting to hear back from them to make sure they are ok and find out their prognosis) but it got me thinking; I don't yet know all the details about exactly how it occurred, but just assuming for a moment that it happened due to no extraenous factors, is this something reportable under RIDDOR? It doesn't meet the requirements of Regs 4 or 8 of RIDDOR and assuming there are no extraenous factors, is not 'because of an injury resulting from an accident arising out of or in connection with that work' (Reg 4 (2)). If it is or isn't a heart attack, but he is off over 7 days, does that lend more credence to reporting it as RIDDOR? I'm not concerned about reporting it from a business point of view, but my concern is, will it just been seen as over-reporting? And if my assumptions are correct, there is no meaningful data for the HSE? Thoughts? Thanks all.

Dazzling Puddock  
#2 Posted : 16 January 2020 11:39:22(UTC)
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Dazzling Puddock

Not reportable.

Kate  
#3 Posted : 16 January 2020 12:29:25(UTC)
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Kate

Your thoughts are right, when someone is taken ill at work, not as a result of injury from an accident, it's not reportable as an injury.

A Kurdziel  
#4 Posted : 16 January 2020 13:31:36(UTC)
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A Kurdziel

not reportable

jmaclaughlin  
#5 Posted : 16 January 2020 14:52:53(UTC)
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jmaclaughlin

Would need a bit more info, as it depends on what the driver was doing at the time of the heart attack, if for instance he was delivering heavy packages up a flight of stairs this could have induced the attack, which would make it work related, reportable.

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Gasman on 16/01/2020(UTC)
Zyggy  
#6 Posted : 16 January 2020 18:23:56(UTC)
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Zyggy

No, it's definitely not reportable. The big clue is in the title of the Regulations where the "I" stands for Injuries.

A heart attack is a medical episode & not an injury, even if you feel that it was brought on by a work activity.
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Kate on 17/01/2020(UTC)
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