Last updated: Thursday, 9 August 2018
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the
Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.
RIDDOR puts duties on us to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences, known as near misses, to the Health and Safety Executive.
What personal information we collect
We collect personal information to make sure that we can carry out our work. The personal information we collect includes:
- Age and date of birth
- Telephone number
- Job title
- Incident details
- Medical records
Who we collect personal information about
When we collect personal information it may be about:
How we use personal information
We use your personal information to:
- Maintain accounts and records
- Support and manage employees
- Undertake licensing and regulatory activity
- Commission services
- Undertake investigations and audits
Why we use your personal information
We're required by law to report and investigate accidents and incidents. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:
- Limitation Act 1980
- RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013
We're allowed to process personal and sensitive data for the following reasons under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Articles and the Data Protection Act:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- For public tasks or statutory functions
- For employment, social security or social protection law
- Substantial public interest
Who we share your personal information with
We collect information from and disclose information to individuals and organisations that can support our work including:
- Council departments
- Other public bodies and authorities
- Courts and tribunals
- Ombudsman and regulatory bodies
- Service providers
- Affected parties
When we make an automated decision about your personal information
This service doesn't make any decisions using computers or programmes that don't involve a human being when using your personal information.
How long we keep your personal information
We keep personal information collected as part of this process for a minimum of 3 years from the date of collection, or for an additional length of time if necessary.
When we transfer your personal information beyond the European Economic Area (EEA)
This service doesn't transfer your information outside the EEA.
We do not routinely share data with any organisation outside the UK, but our website is available across the internet and we communicate with applicants and stakeholders wherever they are.