Since 31 December 2003 all businesses must comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 in respect of accident recording.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), on the advice of the DPA, has fully revised the accident book.
Employers and employees can use this book to record details of work-related injuries for which state benefits could be payable.
The accident book is also a valuable document that organisations can use to record accident information as part of their management of health and safety. It can be used to record details of injuries from accidents at work that employers must report under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR).
Please note that the law changed on 6 April 2012. If a worker sustains an occupational injury resulting from an accident, their injury should be reported if they are incapacitated for more than seven days. There is no longer a requirement to report occupational injuries that result in more than three days of incapacitation, but you must still keep a record of such injuries.
50 accident report forms per book.